Lubaina Himid - Lost Threads
Turner Prize-winning artist Lubaina Himid presents a major new installation in the Great Barn at Gawthorpe Hall, as part of the British Textile Biennial.
- Booking not needed
- Free event
Cascading through the structure of Gawthorpe Hall’s Great Barn, 400 metres of Dutch Wax fabric reflect the movement of oceans and rivers that have been used to transport cotton across the planet and over centuries. Waterways historically carried raw cotton, spun yarn, and woven textiles from continent to continent, as well as enslaved people from Africa to pick raw cotton in the southern states of America or workers who migrated from South Asia to operate looms here in East Lancashire.
In this major new installation, Turner-prize winning artist, Lubaina Himid, continues her life-long exploration into the making of clothing and histories of colonisation, female labour, migration and globalisation. Although recognised as ‘African’ cloth, these textiles have a complex lineage and identity that reflects an historic and continuing flow of labour, trade and money.
- All ages welcome.
- Meeting point
- Main entrance of the Great Barn. Follow the British Textile Biennial signs.
- What to bring and wear
- You'll be provided with a hard hat for your safety.
- The space is fully accessible.