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Makers in Museums Symposium with Ruth Singer

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Gawthorpe Textiles Collection at Gawthorpe Hall

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Textiles have strong associations with emotions, personal stories and with healing through making. Textile collections continue to be a valuable resource for wellbeing and for contemporary artistic practice related to these personal stories. This symposium brings together makers, curators and academics to consider how textile collections can remain relevant and dynamic as a source of inspiration to all.

Makers In Musuems explores how contemporary textile artists and makers create work inspired by musuesm and heritage, with talks from makers and curators, an exhibition tour with Ruth and activities to help you plan and develop new work inspired by heritage collections.

This event is hosted by Ruth Singer, a textile artist with a background working in museums and learning. Her solo exhibition Emotional Repair is currently on display at Gawthorpe Textiles Collection and the themes she explores including loss, grief, remembrance and healing will form the backdrop to the discussions in this symposium.

Speakers include Ruth Singer, textile artist Hayley Mills-Styles and Gawthorpe Textiles Collection's learning curator Jenny Waterson. Further speakers to be announced shortly.

Lunch is included.

Entry to the Hall is not included in the symposium fee - £6 for non National Trust members. Please bring cash or your National Trust card on the day.

With thanks to the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund and Arts Council England for their support of this event.


About Ruth Singer

Having started her professional life in museums, Ruth Singer is now a textile artist who finds herself drawn to creating work with a narrative, often based around objects, history, people and places. She works mainly with textile, often old cloth or simple natural materials, and favours traditional hand techniques of appliqué, quilting and embroidery, used in contemporary ways. She often works collaboratively with other artists and makers as well as installations in response to historical materials in archives and museums.

Ruth is showing her exhibition Emotional Repair in the textile galleries at Gawthorpe Hall from 28 March to 24 June 2018.


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Gawthorpe Hall is a Grade 1 listed Elizabethan country house. It can be chilly in the Hall, so please bring a warm layer to wear. Due to the historic nature of the building there is no wheelchair access. There are some external and internal stairs. This course will take place upstairs in the Stable Block (in the courtyard opposite the tea room) and will include an exhibtion tour in the Hall. There are stairs to access the meeting room in the Stable Block and stairs to access the textile galleries in Gawthorpe Hall.

There is free parking for visitors, approximately 150 yards from the Hall, with mobilty access closer to the Hall.

There is a National Trust tea-room (open from 11am) and picnic area.

More detailed visitor information for Gawthorpe Hall is available at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/gawthorpe-hall and lancashire.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/museums/gawthorpe-hall.

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