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
5th January 2022 until 27th March 2022
Farfield Mill, Garsdale Road, Sedbergh, Cumbria LA10 5LW
Opening hours: Due to any ongoing restrictions please see the exhibition venue's website for up to date information about opening times.
Threads in Sheds - 2022
Travelling to Farfield Mill, Cumbria
Threads in Sheds is our latest exhibition where we aim to promote woven tapestry as a contemporary art form.
Thirty Six full members of the British Tapestry Group from all regions and nations of the UK and international members have created new tapestry weavings which reflect the heritage and traditions of weaving and shows contemporary weft faced tapestry weaving at its best and most innovative including all styles of weaving, figurative, three-dimensional, contemporary and styles we are yet to experience.
The title “Threads in Sheds” references the technical term in weaving where the weft thread is placed in-between the warp threads as well as the historical building where weaving takes place.
To reflect the historic silk mill where the exhibition opens all the work includes a significant element of silk.
Image credit: 'Twenty Shades of Silk’ (work in progress) Anne-Kirsti Espenes
14th January 2022 until 28th February 2022
The Scottish Ornithologists’ Club; Waterston House, Aberlady, East Lothian, EH32 0PY
Opening hours: Wed - Sun (10-4) – Free Entry
Group: Scotland (UK)
To the Waters and the Wild
Tapestry inspired by nature from the Scottish members of the British Tapestry Group
The title of the exhibition, a verse from a WB Yeats poem, evokes the escape to be found in the natural world. If this was sometimes curtailed over the past couple of years, we have all learned to value it even more. Like many of us, the artists rediscovered their immediate environment, the local wood, the beach, the bird songs, and found inspiration there, or they looked inwards for memories of encounters with the wild further afield. The result is a small survey of tapestry today and a woven tribute to Nature.
The exhibition is accompanied by sculptures by Chris Hindley.
18th May 2021 until 31st January 2022
Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar, TS10 5NW
Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00-17:00. Free entry but booking required. Last entry 4pm
Group: North of England (UK)
Fabric of the North
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, traditionally 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. Tapestry works and weaversbazaar yarns and equipment will be available to buy.
Entry is free but booking is required. Last entry 4pm. Telephone 01642 479500
For more information contact: Sally Reckert
BTG Woven Art website - where you can also see a short video - 'Living Local: Cutting-off a tapestry from the loom'