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Meet the Artist - Jane McKeating

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Gawthorpe Textiles Collection at Gawthorpe Hall

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Come along and meet artist Jane McKeating and find out more about her collection of printed and embroidered handkerchiefs on display in our Strands of Place and Time exhibition. Jane's work creates a new narrative around souvenir handkerchiefs in the collection purchased by Rachel and her sister Catherine on holiday in Switzerland, layered with Jane revisiting her own connection with the Swiss textile industry in St Gallen.

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.

About Jane McKeating

Jane is Associate Head of the Department of Design at Manchester School of Art and a member of the 62 group of textile Artists. For more information visit 62group.org.uk/artist/jane-mckeating

Jane's work in the exhibtion is for sale. Please enquire to jane.mckeating@outlook.com Instagram: j.mckeating

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Gawthorpe Hall is a Grade 1 listed Elizabethan mansion. This event takes place in the textile galleries on the first 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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