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.
25 September 2021 – 28 November 2021
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.