BTG NEWS & EVENTS

  • May 3rd, 2019

    BTG will be demonstrating tapestry weaving at Craft Central.
    BTG demonstrating tapestry weaving at Craft Central
    Come along to watch or try your hand at Woven Tapestry with members of the British Tapestry Group. Tapestry weaving, one of the oldest art forms practised around the world, is the ultimate in ‘slow cloth’. It captivates you through the use of your hands and eyes, and allows for an escape from anxiety and responsibility, bringing a peace of mind through absorption in the rhythm of weaving; under and over, over and under.

    You could choose from a selection of materials and colours and shown techniques that allow for the simplest of imagery or the excitement of texture and colour effects – whatever appeals to you ‘in the moment’. Experienced weavers will be on hand to answer questions and show you how its done.

    Demonstration of Tapestry Weaving
    Sunday 12th May 11:00- 17:00

    Craft Central
    397-411 Westferry Road
    London
    E143AE

    https://www.craftcentral.org.uk/events-calendar/lcw-demonstration-tapestry-weaving

  • May 3rd, 2019

     
    The South East British Tapestry Group are showing their small woven pieces at Jubilee Library in Brighton. A weaver will be present to demonstrate the art of weaving. There will be postcards of the tapestries and information about the British Tapestry Group. In the Foyer

    Jubilee Library
    Jubilee St
    Brighton
    BN1 1GE

    Tuesday 7 to Saturday 11 May 2019
    10am – 5pm (extended to 7pm on Tuesday and Thursday)
    BTG - SouthEast exhibition A RIOT of small woven tapestries

  • April 26th, 2019

    BTG members Jackie Bennett, William Jefferies, Tim Oelman, Suzanne Osborn, Carolyn Perry and David Stokes are exhibiting:
    Six Weavers poster
    30th April – 25th May 2019

    Courtyard Arts Gallery
    Tuesday-Saturday: 10am – 4pm
    Courtyard Arts & Community Centre
    Port Vale | Hertford | SG14 3AA
    01992 509 596
    admin@courtyardarts.org.uk
    www.courtyardarts.org.uk

  • March 6th, 2019

    Sound and Weave 2018
    9th – 30th March

    UWTSD Swansea College of Art
    Dynevor Building, De la Beche Street,
    Swansea, SA1 3EU.
    British Tapestry Group “Sound and Weave”
    main exhibition.
    Opening Times: Mon – Fri 9 – 5.00pm
    Saturday – 9 – 4pm
    Volcano Theatre
    27 – 29 High Street,
    Swansea, SA1 1LG.
    British Tapestry Group “Sound and Weave”
    Louise Martin installation, “Whispered Words”
    Opening Times: Mon – Fri 10 – 5.30pm
    NB The gallery space is closed on Saturdays but the large shop window allows a good view of this installation.

    LouiseMartin-Whispered Words (through the window)
    There is also Alastair Duncan’s exhibition “Maker in Focus” on at the same time.

    Details at: exhibition Maker in Focus

    See the attached PDF for a map showing all three locations: Sound and Weave Route Map lo res

    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.

  • January 19th, 2019

    Tapestry Weaving Demonstrations at The Stables Gallery

    In conjunction with the exhibitions Sound and Weave and Rhythm of the Weave, BTG is demonstrating tapestry weaving at The Stables Gallery on the dates (shown below).
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  • January 12th, 2019

    Alastair Duncan

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  • December 22nd, 2018

    Season’s Greetings from The British Tapestry Group

    This year has been an exciting year for BTG and 2019 looks to be even more exciting!
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  • November 12th, 2018

    The Stables Gallery
    Orleans House Gallery,
    Riverside, Twickenham, TW13DJ
    22nd November to 24th February 2019
    Free admission
    Directions: https://www.orleanshousegallery.org/visit/getting-here/

    The British Tapestry Group (BTG) aims to promote the art of contemporary woven tapestry
    and to encourage more people to get involved in tapestry weaving. It also acts as a virtual
    and real network for its members, enabling them to share their art, their passion and their
    experience with one another.

    Sound and Weave, a curated selective exhibition, alongside Rhythm of the Weave, open to all our membership, showing a wide diversity of creativity and talent.

    Sound and WeaveAt this time of renewed interest in woven tapestry the BTG Sound and Weave exhibition explores and expands the boundaries and language of traditional tapestry weaving, creating the opportunity for the artists to move their work on from traditional methods towards new ways of making and expressing their ideas. Taking one of tapestry’s key strengths as a visual medium – the interplay between colour, light and texture – the artists bring in non-visual elements to create new works to stimulate and delight multiple senses.
    The range of response is 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.

    Rhythm of the Weave
    The Rhythm of the Weave exhibition explores each weaver’s interpretation of the theme. 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.

    ‘Challenged to recognize rhythms and create your own unique voice within the act of weaving a tapestry’

    This is an exhibition open to all our membership to celebrate tapestry weaving.

  • August 26th, 2018

    Alastair Duncan, one of the artists exhibiting, writes:

    While at the opening of the exhibition I was cheeky enough to record the event on my phone and thought afterwards that it might be useful as a record of the event for the BTG archives. As I had already taken photos of the works (just on my phone again) in advance of the opening, it seemed like a good opportunity to extend the video and provide those who couldn’t get there to see something of the exhibition.
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  • August 26th, 2018

    Woven Tapestry, Paper and Stone
    by Louise Martin and Ros Bryant
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