November 2018

Weaving New Worlds

Weaving New Worlds has now closed with wonderful visitor figures: 28,160 - with 1,000 on final Sunday!

Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make this a success, and I hope there will be many more exhibitions of contemporary tapestry in the next years.

The Erotic Cloth

The Erotic Cloth will be translated into Chinese, which is fantastic news for Alice Kettle, me and all the contributing authors. It is also still available in English here.

We are also very excited to be working with the perfect venue: Compton Verney, on an exhibition as a further development of the theme of Cloth and Sensuality. More details here as they are available.

The Matter of Material

The special issue of Textile: Cloth and Culture - The Matter of Material - which was previously available electronically, has now been published as a print version. The issue comprises essays developed from the conference of the same name held at in collaboration between UCA and Turner Contemporary as part of their supporting programme for the exhibition 'Entangled'. The contents are:

Lesley Millar

The Canon and the Gift
Catherine Harper

Medium (Un)specificity as Material Agency - The Productive Indeterminacy of Matter/Material
Maxine Bristow

The Bedsheet: From Linen Cupboard to Art Gallery
Beverly Ayling-Smith

The Event of a Stitch: The Seamstress, the Traveler, and the Storyteller
Catherine Dormer

Unpicking the Narrative: Difficult women, Difficult Work
Lucy Day, Eliza Gluckman, Freddie Robins

Looking Beyond the Warp and Weft: Unpicking Latent Narratives in Clothing
Shelly Goldsmith