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Print artist and T'ai Chi artist Catherine Robinson's exhibition links to her book Journey to the Seven Stars at the Astor Theatre in Deal

An exhibition of etchings inspired by the imagery and symbolism of Tʼai Chi is showing at the Astor Community Theatre in Deal.

Printmaker and Tʼai Chi teacher Catherine Robinson developed the prints from a story she wrote about Everywomanʼs mythical life journey from childhood to death and beyond.

Journey to the Seven Stars by Catherine Robinson runs at the Astor Theatre in Deal throughout November
Journey to the Seven Stars by Catherine Robinson runs at the Astor Theatre in Deal throughout November

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In her story she encounters challenges from monkeys, wild horses, snakes and tigers, and learns how to summon her inner strength.

You can read the story – or use your phone to hear a live-streamed recording of Catherine reading it to you – while looking at the prints.

Her illustrated book, Journey to the Seven Stars is being launched at this exhibition, along with greetings cards and postcards of all the images.

Accompanying the exhibition is a display about how to make an etching, from a blank sheet of metal to the finished print.

It runs from Saturday, November 2, to Tuesday, December 31.

On Wednesday, December 4, between 6-8pm, Catherine will be in conversation with the director of the Astor James Tillitt, discussing the project and describing the significance of the imagery and its relationship to the Taoist philosophy of Tʼai Chi.

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