|Do Ho Suh|
A good day out yesterday visiting the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester to see their current exhibition 'Art Textiles' - closes 3st January. Very much a thought provoking exhibition about the role of textiles as a visual arts medium. The pieces on view were from various eras including a beautiful hand embroidered sampler from 1601, selected to highlight its vital role in a girls education during the C17th - C19th.
Several pieces are like old favourites notably the Grayson Perry, Tracey Emin, Michele Walker and Sally Freshwater but it was the huge 'Red Abakan III' from the 1970's that remains in my mind having only previously seen it in print. Well worth a visit and lunch in the cafe just adds to the enjoyment!