BTG National Exhibition: Sound and Weave – Touring

The British Tapestry group is proud to announce a unique and exciting touring exhibition, which interprets sound and weave. The exhibition opens in Scotland at Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries on the 11th of August 2018

Sound and Weave 2018

  V E N U E S  
Gracefield Arts Centre
Edinburgh Road,
Dumfries,
DG1 1JQ
Scotland
11th August until
29th September, 2018
Private view:
11th August at 2-4pm
with Rhythm of the Weave
at The Stables Gallery
Rear of Orleans House Gallery
Riverside, Twickenham,
TW1 3DJ, England
22nd November, 2018 until
24th February, 2019
Private view:
22nd November at 6-8pm
Foyer Dynevor Building
Swansea College of Art
U.W.T.S.D.
De le Beche Street,
Swansea,
SA1 3EU
Wales
9th until 31st March 2019

The Sound and Weave exhibition combines tapestry weaving as a visual medium with non-visual elements to create new works that stimulate and delight multiple senses. The exhibits are imaginative and diverse: exploring human voice in international conflict; intergenerational and internalised dialogues; sound distortion through ageing disability, distance or misperception; visual representations of music, sonic visualisers and parallels between old pianola rolls and the act of weaving; how the experience of the natural world, whether woodland or seaside, can evoke music; and how nervous diseases such as epilepsy impact on sounds in the brain.
Some of the exhibits demonstrate a highly experimental approach that takes tapestry away from the traditional wall hung weavings. Their work emphasises a deep interest in sound and humanity and the internal processes of the mind and body on sound, rather than examining music and manufactured sound.

The British Tapestry Group exists to promote woven tapestry as a contemporary art form in the UK, by raising public awareness through professional exhibitions, networking, regional initiatives, training and development.

For more information about this exhibition contact info@thebritishtapestrygroup.co.uk

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