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Contemporary Art Exhibitions

British Textile Biennial 2021

Connected Cloth: Exploring the global nature of textiles

An exhibition of contemporary textile art by The 62 Group of Textile Artists for the British Textile Biennial.

This autumn the internationally renowned 62 Group of Textile Artists, will be showing a brand new exhibition of work as part of the 2021 British Textile Biennial.

  • Dates
    25 September 2021 – 28 November 2021
  • Tickets

    FREE

Official opening event 2pm on 2nd October, all welcome.

The theme of this years events focuses on the global context of textiles, textile production and the relationships it creates both historically and now.

Members of the 62 Group have created new artworks that investigate this
theme from a wide range of viewpoints and divergent textile media. Several of the artists have focussed on the specific relationship that Lancashire has with global textile industries.

While the heritage of textile production in Lancashire provides a rich starting point, other artists have investigated more personal histories relating to their own locale or wider political contexts resulting from the impact of textiles on people & place.

The artworks for this exhibition have been selected by a panel including Jenny Rutter, Director at Super Slow Way and the British Textile Biennial, and Deirdre Figueiredo MBE, Director of Craftspace.

For further information:
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Additional notes:

  • Recommended age group is for guidance only. If you have any questions on suitability please speak to one of our team members or email learning@thewhitaker.org
  • All activities are fully inclusive. Please contact our team on learning@thewhitaker.org if you have any specific questions on accessibility
  • Unless otherwise stated, for family workshops, you only need to book a ticket for each child attending. Accompanying adult is free
  • Activities can be booked via our website or by visiting our Welcome Desk

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