Thursday, 30 October 2008

Cloth and Culture Now - Whitworth Gallery

This major exhibition at the Whitworth Art Gallery brings together work by leading contemporary textile artists from Estonia, Finland, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania and the UK.

Textiles have played an important role in the cultural identities of these countries and the artists featured draw on those histories and traditions to produce inspiring new work.
Traditional meets modern as techniques such as tapestry, knitting and embroidery appear alongside newer technologies such as digital print, photography and fibre optics. Look out for an enormous range of materials too. You will find traditional fibre alongside bamboo, lead, paper, rusted metal and even bin liners!

The exhibition aims to examine textile as both a global language and as a medium that can express a sense of local and regional identity. cloth & culture NOW is accompanied by a beautifully illustrated catalogue, available from our Gallery Shop.

Cloth & Culture NOW is organised by the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts at the University of East Anglia and curated by Lesley Millar, Professor of Textile Culture, University College for the Creative Arts .

View items appearing in this exhibition

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