Strands of Place and Time
Running from 11 July - 3 November 2019, Strands of Place and Time is a new exhibition exploring and sharing new perspectives on cultural heritage and migration in response to world textiles in the Gawthorpe Textiles Collection.
Explore a fascinating exhibition bringing together new textile, film and ceramic work by Manchester School of Art’s Alice Kettle, Jane McKeating, Elnaz Yazdani, Nigel Hurlstone and Poppy Cartwright, with a textile installation by Omaid, a local group of refugees and asylum seekers newly-arrived in the north-west from around the world. Don't miss your chance to meet some of the artists throughout September and October - view our what's on page for details.
A diverse mix of textiles from Africa, India, China, Persia, Greece, Switzerland and France inspired the artists and makers. See the work they have created in response to these textiles displayed throughout Gawthorpe Hall, which is the ancestral home of the textile collection's founder Rachel Kay-Shuttleworth.
'Strands of Place and Time' has been made possible with Arts Council England National Lottery Project Funding and the exhibition workshops are supported by Padiham Townscape Heritage with Heritage Lottery Funding.
" Rachel Kay-Shuttleworth wanted to keep traditional textile skills alive and used the textile collection she created at Gawthorpe Hall “to show people how”. We are delighted that her unique collection continues to inspire textile skills and creativity in this, its 60th anniversary year. "