Thread Bearing Witness

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01/09/2018 10:00 - 24/02/2019 17:00

Thread Bearing Witness

Whitworth Art Gallery
Address: Oxford Rd, Manchester M15 6ER

Alice Kettle: Thread Bearing Witness

From the Barberini Tapestries to the Bayeux Tapestry, monumental textiles in the form of large-scale narrative embroideries, weaving and tapestries have been used to illustrate contemporary events to become enduring material chronicles. Thread Bearing Witness is a major new series of large textiles, and other works, to be shown at the Whitworth, that considers cultural heritage, refugee displacement and movement, while engaging with individual migrants and their creativity within the wider context of the global refugee crisis.

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