EXHIBITIONS

Here you will find announcements for current and upcoming exhibitions and information regarding historical ones. For some of them you will see a link to more information, a review or even to an online presence of the exhibition itself at BTG Woven Art – this will open in a new tab (to return here just close the tab).

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions


Window on Weaving
South East and London Groups

15th April – 2nd May 2020
Haslemere Educational Museum
78 High St, Haslemere GU27 2LA
Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Private view: Tuesday 14th April 2020; 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Directions to Haslemere Educational Museum

Window on Weaving (c) BTG-SE
 
The exhibition is organised by BTG SE, and the BTG London Group have been invited to participate. The work exhibited is an expression, both of the diversity of the weavers who created the pieces on display, as well as demonstrating the vast potential of the techniques involved. One of the key factors in bringing the group together has been the nurturing of confidence alongside developing the skills of weaving, and the work on display illustrates confidence and skills in abundance. The exhibition title was chosen to leave maximum scope for interpretation by individual weavers. Only a maximum size was specified.

A short video with two of our members introducing some of the tapestries on show

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Fabric of the North
Northern Group

7 – 23 May, 2020
Cromford Mills
Mill Lane, Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3RQ

3 – 30 October, 2020
Kirkleatham Museum
Redcar, TS10 5NW

Jill Davies Flow (c) Ken Lonseth
 
Tapestries showcasing the landscapes, industry and social history of Northern England
This stunning exhibition mixes regular and 3D tapestries, large and small, mounted and unmounted, purely woven and mixed-media, but all on one theme: our northern heritage.

The exhibition is curated and managed by northern members of the British Tapestry Group. Visitors will enjoy a range of works, from small try-outs by recent beginners all the way through to magnificent pieces by top-class commissioned artists. Entry is free, and includes have-a-go weaving sessions for adults and children, spinning demonstrations, and films of tapestry weaving. Weaving materials will be available to buy.

More details Exhibition: Fabric of the North
Visit the Fabric of the North website

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Weaving Water – Woven Lands
Scottish Group

30 October 2019 to 3 January 2020
Farfield Mill
Garsdale Road, Sedbergh,
Cumbria, LA10 5LW

For openng times and directions visit: https://www.farfieldmill.org/visit/

weaving water-woven land
 
As artists we are often inspired by place and the incredible landscape that surrounds us. Beautiful rolling hills, dramatic seascapes, the textures and colours of where we come from gives endless inspiration to artists who weave. Surrounded by water, with over 6000 miles of coastline, Scotland has more than 790 islands and over 30,000 lochs and lochans and almost 500 Munroes and Corbetts. How could we not be inspired by what is around us!

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A RIOT OF SMALL WOVEN TAPESTRIES
South East Group

May 2019
Jubilee Library
Brighton, England

BTG - SouthEast exhibition A RIOT of small woven tapestries
 
The South East British Tapestry Group showing their small woven pieces at Jubilee Library in Brighton. A weaver was present to demonstrate the art of weaving.
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Sound and Weave
National Exhibition

March 2019
UWTSD Swansea College of Art
Swansea, Wales

November 2018 to February 2019
The Stables Gallery
London, England

August – September 2018
Gracefield Arts Centre
Dumfries, Scotland

Sound and Weave Contemporary Woven Art Inspired by Sound
An innovative exhibition which introduces the concept of sound, extending the horizons of this woven form and embracing a multi-disciplinary approach. Tapestry is longer the two-dimensional historical document of myth and expression of wealth, but a strong visual medium highlighting the interplay between colour, light, texture and sound.

View Sound and Weave online

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Rhythm of the Weave
National Exhibition

November 2018 to February 2019
The Stables Gallery
London, England

Rhythm of the Weave
 
Challenged to recognize rhythms and create your own unique voice within the act of weaving a tapestry’
The nature of tapestry weaving is built on the rhythm we develop as we are weaving away. Our fingers work on one section while our minds work at the challenge of the next part. Each piece conforms to a specific size limit to enable the creation of a cohesive flow within the installation. A theme or a thread which runs through and links each piece.

View Rhythm of the Weave online

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WOW! WARP OVER WEFT
London Group

June 2018
Hepsibah Gallery
London, England


 
An Exhibition of woven tapestries by BTG London members, together with works by the late textile master Tadek Beutlich (1922-2011) and current work by renowned tapestry weaver and teacher, William Jefferies.

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SCOTTISH VOICES
Scottish Group

April 2018
UPSTAIR@ J & G INNES
St Andrews, Scotland

Scottish voices poster 2
 

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INNER SOUNDS
South East Group

April 2018
Haslemere Museum
Haslemere, England

Inner Sounds: South East Group exhibition
 
An exhibition of contemporary Woven Tapestry Art
The theme of the exhibition explores types of listening in a world saturated with sounds and images, with the intention of raising awareness whether as viewer, listener or tapestry weaver.

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BORDERS
Scottish Group

December 2017
Unlimited Studios
Glasgow, Scotland

August – September 2017
Northlight Gallery
Sromness, Scotland

Borders Private View[Glasgow]
 
an exhibition of 60 tapestries from 28 members of Scotland’s BTG.

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Each Day has a Colour
Scottish Group

August 2016
Dunblane Museum
Scotland

Each day has a colour
 
An exhibition of tapestries by Scottish members at Dunblane Museum

View Each Day has a Colour online

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the Real Weave”
London Group

June 2016
Hepsibah Gallery
London, England

the Real Weave the art of woven tapestry

This was an exhibition of exciting contemporary tapestries by London-based members of the British Tapestry Group, aiming to show what tapestry really is and what it can convey. It was held at Hepsibah Gallery in Hammersmith.

View The Real Weave online

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Symbiosis
South East Group

April – May 2016
Hastings Arts Forum
St Leonards on Sea, England

March – April 2016
Mill House
Angmering, England

An exhibition by BTG South East members at the Mill House Gallery In the year that Hastings is commemorating the 950 year anniversary of the Battle of Hastings with the Root 1066 International Festival of contemporary arts, it is appropriate that the British Tapestry Group brings woven tapestry to the town that is so closely connected with the embroidery called ‘The Bayeux Tapestry’.
Each weaver shows their personal interpretation in their tapestry weaving, resulting in a diverse and inventive collection of work, some taking the natural world as inspiration, others focus on the way that ideas interact in warp and weft.

View Symbiosis online

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This is woven tapestry!
London Group

June 2015
Hepsibah Gallery
London, England

The exhibition aims to show what tapestry is and what it can encompass. Often mistaken for needlepoint, hand woven tapestry is the art of using weft-faced weaving to express a range of images, emotions and ideas in material form. Whatever you thought tapestry was, prepare to be surprised and amazed.
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The Golden Fibre
Scottish Group

July – October 2015
Verdant Works
Dundee, Scotland

BTG Scotland Group’s exhibition inspired by jute.

An exhibition of small format tapestries.

View The Golden Fibre online

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Woven Art ’14
National Exhibition

2014
Knitting and Stitching Show
Alexandra Palace and Harrogate, England

BTG Logo To promote tapestry weaving to a wider audience.
Educate about techniques and the wide variety of styles, shapes and sizes that are possible.

View Woven Art ’14 online

Read an illustrated report here: Woven Art ’14 Report

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Weather/Whether
South East Group

2014
Mill House Gallery
Angmering, England

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Metamorphosis
Scottish Group

2014
Howgill Gallery,
Farfield Mill, Sedburgh, England

Scott Gallery
Hawick Museum, Harwick, Scotland

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From Edge to Edge
West Midlands Group

2014
Nuneaton Art Gallery and Museum
Nuneaton, England

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Tapestry Mischief
National Exhibition

2013
Gracefield Arts Centre
Dumfries, Scotland

Tapestry Mischief Private View
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A Sensitive Art
National Exhibition

2013
York Quilt Museum
York, England

Images of a Sensitive Art All images copyright of the BTG
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Woven Threads
National Exhibition

2011
The Stables Gallery
London, England

Woven Threads Woven Threads was part of a series of British Tapestry Group international exhibitions: a juried exhibition showing a wide range of contemporary woven tapestry. The exhibition was open to full BTG members, including overseas members.
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Weaving Within
National Exhibition

2009
Stirling Castle and Smith Gallery
Stirling, Scotland

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Tapestry 08 Halifax
National Exhibition

2008
Bankfield Museum
Halifax, England

Dean Clough Gallery
Halifax, England

Tapestry 08

Tapestry 08 was developed by BTG, and funded by the Arts Council, to be a comprehensive exhibition of contemporary work by British tapestry weavers.
Tapestry 08 was much more than an exhibition. Demonstration days, seminars and a National Conference were held to encourage dialogue between practitioners.

Read an illustrated report here: TAPESTRY08 Report

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Tapestry Today
National Exhibition

2006
Hebden Bridge
West Yorkshire, England

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