African-inspired ‘Devine Deezynz’ extended at Stevenage Museum
Linda Chambers’ artistic display at Stevenage Museum has been extended, and will now run until Saturday 10 June.
Linda is the artist behind Devine Deezynz, which she started in 2019, and her exhibition includes clothing, accessories, and jewellery as well as household items like vases and candleholders.
The exhibition is free to attend. The museum is open Wednesday-Friday 10am - 4.30pm, and 10am - 5pm on Saturdays.
Councillor Loraine Rossati, Portfolio Holder for Culture, Leisure and Information Technology, said:
"I'm delighted that Linda Chambers' inspiring art and design has been so popular. For anyone who has yet to see her display, now is your chance to visit Stevenage Museum and enjoy Devine Deezynz."
Linda Chambers, who was born and raised in Zimbabwe, said:
“I adore Africa and I also adore African print. I love to make beautiful and colourful designs that brighten your person and your home. I am inspired by my surroundings constantly and by other people. In turn, I hope my work will inspire others!
“During my childhood in Zimbabwe, I always loved wrapping African print around me as is the common practice for women, still do from time to time at home. Every print has its own vibrancy and beauty that makes me happy to see it on almost anything I can. I have been banned from using African print on certain items in our home! If I could, I would wrap everything with African print!
“When designing an item I get fully engrossed and at times the design gets better as I go along as if there’s an invisible hand guiding me. It’s a truly amazing feeling! That’s why I called my business Devine Deezynz.”
There are two foyer cases available for other local artists, groups or schools to use to showcase their work. Just get in touch with the museum on 01438 218 881 Wednesday to Saturday, or by emailing the museum.