News: Images of the BTG's last exhibition: A Sensitive Art
Images of a Sensitive Art - All images copyright of the Artists
The BTG's last exhibition of new contemporary woven tapestries, A Sensitive Art, opened on 6 September at the Quilt Museum and Gallery in York and ran through to 30 November.
A Sensitive Art featured work by 48 members of the BTG. The diverse works in the exhibition explore the theme of a sensitive touch. Samples were provided for handling and some pieces were specifically made to be touched. Weavers explored many aspects of the brief in titles such as Stairway to Eternity, Insomnia, Sea Secrets, S Cells and Touch Sensitive.
In addition to standard yarns such as cotton, linen, silk and rayon, a variety of unusual yarns and objects were utilised for example, copper wire, paper yarn, monofilament, paper, mother of pearl shells, metallic thread, nettle, quartz crystal, gold and pearlescent yarns. The exhibition had both a juried and open section. The pieces for the juried section were woven to a strict size brief in order to maximise the impact in the Bailey Gallery which is a listed building. Both width (15-30cm) and Height (100-175cms) restrictions applied. 32 weavings were selected by the jury for hanging. Our jury was:
- Heather Audin, curator at the Quilt Museum and Gallery
- Lesley Millar, Professor at the University of the Creative Arts (UCA)
- Timothy Wilcox, writer and curator
The open section consists of 32 CD case sized weavings.
Download a Flyer for A Sensitive Art: A Sensitive Art flyer.PDF
Details of the Quilt Museum Opening Times: Mon-Sat: 10.00 - 4.00, Sun: Closed
Location: Quilt Museum and Gallery, St Anthony's Hall, Peasholme Green, York, Y01 7PW
Tel: 01904 613242
IMAGES FROM THE EXHIBITION:
All work is copyright of the BTG artists and photographic copyright belongs to BTG member Beryl Hammill.