The Material Girls exhibition at Rainham Hall

A new textile art installation will be coming to the Hayloft at Rainham Hall during September 2017. The Material Girls, a local collective, will be creating pieces inspired by our 'Remembering the Day Nursery' exhibition.

Visit the Hayloft (first floor of Stables Cafe) at Rainham Hall, Wednesday to Sunday, 20 September - 1 October 2017, 11am-4pm, to see a new textile art installation by the Material Girls entitled 'Goodnight Children Everywhere'. Entry: Free.

Based on the borders of Essex and East London, the Material Girls have been exhibiting together for over a decade. Revelling in their differences this group strives to present the very best of technique and concept to create awareness of the wonderful diversity to be found in the world of textile art. The Material Girls have been collaborating with Rainham Hall on creative projects since 2015, producing engaging and intriguing artistic responses as part of a wider exhibition programme. 

This year the Material Girls are crafting new pieces in response to our current exhibition about the state-run war-time nursery which operated at Rainham Hall between 1943-1954. If you'd like to find out more about how the pieces were created then don't miss the opportunity to meet the artists on Sunday 24 September 2017, 1pm-4pm in the Hayloft.