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.

The basics

Suitability
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.
Accessibility
The space is fully accessible.

Contact Info

Name
National Trust
Email
gawthorpehall@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01282 770353

Upcoming events

Lubaina Himid - Lost Threads

Wed 27 Oct 2021
12:00-16:30
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.