Lesley Millar - Authored Papers


'The Erotic Cloth' (jointly with Prof Alice Kettle), 'The Joys of the Erotic' Conference Palermo Italy. 

'Transparent Boundaries', 'Making A Difference'  Conference, Solent University

'Textiles and Place', Invited Keynote 'Textiles & Place' Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University


'Transparent Boundaries', NSEAD ijade conference, National College of Art & Design, Dublin, Ireland

'Tapestry a narrative for our times?', International Conference, The Holburne Museum, Bath

'The Matter of Material', Turner Contemporary, Margate


' Cloth and Memory'. Keynote 'What Place Is This?' International Conference Guimaraes, Portugal


'Framed By Textiles'. The 2015 Textile Society Conference 'Textiles and Architecture', Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester

'Tapestry - What is the point?'. West Dean Tapestry International Symposium 2015. West Dean, Sussex. 


'A Short Journey Through Craft and Design Teaching in the UK', International symposium: Education of Design and Arts, Tokyo Zokei University, Japan

'High Definition, Low Definition: lace as mise-en-scène'. Conference, Lace - the transgressive thread, University for the Creative Arts.

'Touching to Know, Knowing to Touch', MAKE Symposium, Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork, Ireland

'Cloth and Connections', University Adam Mickiewicz W Poznaniu, Kalisz, Poland

'Passion', All university conference, Westminster Hall, London


'Cloth and Memory', Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan

 'Transparent Boundaries', Teatro Pesani, Recanati, Italy

'Transparent Boundaries' International Centre for Culture, Athens, Greece.


'Borderlines and Boundaries: lace net-works and the configuring of space'. Conference, Nottingham Trent, University

 'Inside/Outside: textile art and art education in Europe', Contextile 2012:Têxtil Arte Contemporânea Biennale, Guimarães, Portugal

‘A working relationship – textiles in Japan and the UK’, Nagoya University of the Arts, Japan

‘What is cloth to me?’ Annual University Art Lecture, Manchester Metropolitan University

‘The Red/Read Thread’. Conference: University of Huddersfield


‘Transition and Influence’, Crest, Woburn House, London

‘Collaboration in curatorial practice: a creative journey or a means to an end?’ Pairings Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University

‘Crossing Cultures: connections and difference’, Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh


‘Textiles as a cross-cultural language’, Okayama Museum of Modern Art, Japan

'Witness: cloth as an archive of memory', Plymouth Art Gallery

‘Curating Practice’, Inaugural Ryanair/Crafts Council of Ireland Craft Lecture series, RDS Dublin

‘Boundaries’, Interiors Forum World 2010, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

‘Let your fingers do the reading: the vocabulary of touch’ Surface tensions Conference RCA/V&A, London


‘Transition and Influence: a perspective for education’, NSEAD Annual Conference, London


'Transition and Influence', Inaugural Professorial lecture, Design Council, London


‘Memory and Touch: textile and non-verbal communication’, Royal Society of Arts, London


‘Precision and Ambiguity – textile as a trans-national, cross-cultural language’, keynote speaker, ‘Art Textiles’ conference, National Museum of Art, Kaunas, Lithuania

‘Cultural Difference and Creative Process 2’, National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto, Japan


‘Cultural difference and creative process’, ‘Culture Futures: Cutting Edges’ Sainsbury Centre For Visual Art, University of East Anglia


‘Culture and Creativity’, The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, London


‘Texture & Space’, Sainsbury Centre For Visual Art, University of East Anglia


‘British Textiles Today’, The National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto Japan


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