Tapestry: Here and Now

Midlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH Sat 1 Apr – Sun 4 Jun 2017

The Holburne Museum, Great Pulteney Street, Bath BA2 4DB, 23rd June–1st October 2017

This exhibition “…showcases the most innovative approaches to tapestry and the breadth of international talent in contemporary practice. The exhibition presents a diverse mix of UK practitioners shown alongside artists from Finland, Latvia, Norway, Japan, USA, Canada and Australia, emphasising the contemporary relevance of tapestry both nationally and internationally.

Each of the exhibition pieces represents a moment in the development the artist’s career, textiles making and contemporary society more broadly. The works demonstrate the ways in which the narrative heritage of the medium is used by artists to engage with political, aesthetic and personal issues of contemporary relevance.”

Curated by Lesley Millar, in partnership with the National Centre for Craft and Design.

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Reflections and Investigations

Workshop, 17th–18th March 2017 Workshop 1: ‘Let’s start at the beginning’: teaching you all the basic things you need to know for woven tapestry from learning to warp a frame loom and weave the shapes you use, creating a sampler that you can always refer back to when you get home.

Workshop 2: ‘And now…?’: a continuation of day one or for students who have already done a basic course. You will discuss different warp thickness and how to warp them onto frames, changes in thickness of yarns and different yarns used to create textures as well as looking at designing from collecting, drawing, cartoon making. You will then have the tools and knowledge to start a tapestry – taking the terror out of designing to create the beginnings of your own masterpiece.

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