Liz Williamson, Waste: thrums, 2021

Second Look: handmade textiles exhibition

Window Gallery Exhibition

Second Look exhibition reflects on how handmade textiles are collected, valued, cherished, loved, treasured and used by makers. Some exhibitors have saved, stored, cared for and archived pieces made in the past and are presenting them for a second time. Others have reworked existing textiles into new works by recolouring, stitching, piecing, collaging, re-weaving and other techniques re-contextualising them into new works, creating pieces full of memory with traces of use, history and a past life. All exhibitors value their materials, the hand made and in this exhibition are giving textiles a new life, a second look. The exhibition includes works created by basketry, collage, embroidery, knitting, printing, weaving, natural dye and Shibori techniques.

Second Look
includes works by Jane Bodnaruk, Alana Clifton, Vita Cochran, Ro Cook, Nicole Ellis, Vivien Haley, Cecilia Heffer, Michele Elliot, Chris Hutch, Judith Kentish, Brenda Livermore, Christina Newberry, Barbara Rogers, Julie Ryder, John Parkes, Emma Peters, Liz Williamson and Melinda Young.

Details: Exhibition can be viewed through gallery windows until Tuesday 12 October then open to public Wednesday 13 October - Sunday 24 October, 11am-5pm (Window Gallery on Monday & Tuesdays)

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Exhibition, free event, fibre arts, installation, textiles

Top Images L-R: Barbara Rogers, Grid (detail), 2011 and 2021. Photo: Courtesy of the Artist. Liz Williamson Waste: thrums, 2021. Photo: Ian Hobbs.
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