CLOTH & MEMORY
SALTS MILL, SALTAIRE, WEST YORKSHIRE
until November 3rd
Sue has just been to see this wonderful exhibition and urges all to go and see it before it closes on Sunday.
23 international artists have responded to an exceptional space, the original spinning room, with some remarkable work ranging from textile based installations to iPad drawings by local people who worked at the mill.
Caroline Bartlett's stunning installation comprises of a series of embroidery hoops with stretched woollen cloth in which porcelain roundels impressed with stitching have been incorporated.
Reece Clements felt and mixed media hangings are a direct response to the texture and architecture of Saltaire. Pin striped fabric lengths with laser drawn images have been trapped within the needle punched felt lengths.
Other artists have used knitted, woven and stretched threads to explore the physical space, memories and Saltaire's environment. The imaginative use of materials combined with a high standard of craft making skills makes this a visually stunning exhibition in an amazing space. Try not to miss it! Sue