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Meet the Artist - Alice Kettle

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Gawthorpe Textiles Collection at Gawthorpe Hall

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Come along and meet artist Alice Kettle and find out more about her embroidered screen made in collaboration with Asmaa, Nahome Bukasa and Susan Kamara on display in our Strands of Place and Time exhibition. The work is inspired by the Janina cloth in the collection embroidered by refugee women in Greece in 1900.

About Strands of Place and Time

Strands of Place and Time explores and shares new perspectives on cultural heritage and migration in response to world textiles in the Gawthorpe Textiles Collection at Gawthorpe Hall. The exhibition brings together new textile, film and ceramic work by Manchester School of Art’s Alice Kettle, Jane McKeating, Elnaz Yazdani, Nigel Hurlstone and Poppy Cartwright, with a textile installation by Omaid, a local group of refugees and asylum seekers newly-arrived in the north-west from around the world.

A diverse mix of textiles from Africa, India, China, Persia, Greece, Switzerland and France inspired the artists and makers. The work they have created in response to these textiles is displayed throughout Gawthorpe Hall, the Elizabethan mansion that was the ancestral home of Rachel Kay-Shuttleworth, the textile collection’s founder.

The exhibtion is on display 11 July - 3 November 2019.

Alongside Strands of Place and Time, Alice Kettle’s Thread Bearing Witness tapestries will be displayed in the Great Barn at Gawthorpe, 3 October – 3 November 2019. Both exhibitions are part of the British Textile Biennial in Pennine Lancashire.

About Alice Kettle

Alice Kettle is Professor of Textile Arts at the Manchester School of Art and President of the Emmbroiderers' Guild. For more information visit alicekettle.com

Alice's work in the exhibtion is for sale and the profits will go to refugee charities. Please enquire to a.kettle@mmu.ac.uk

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Gawthorpe Hall is a Grade 1 listed Elizabethan mansion. This event takes place in the Long Gallery on the second floor of the Hall reached via a stair case. There are additional stairs to access the rest of the building where more of the exhibtion is on display.

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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