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Contemporary Textiles

18 November 2017 to 1 January 2018

Contemporary Textiles

Presenting a range of knitted, woven, printed, felted and stitched textiles for you and your home, this exhibition showcases the variety of techniques within the field of textiles. The makers chosen for this exhibition are concerned primarily with process, blending a combination of traditional techniques and contemporary design.

Highlights include Bridget Bailey's 3D entomological sculptures inspired by her millinery background and luxury silk scarves by Cornish based designer Claire Armitage. Also featuring work by Emma Calvert, Majeda Clarke, Liz Clay, Michele Daykin, Megan Alice England, Helen Harrison, Syrah Jay, Helyne Jennings, Gail Kelly and Miss Knit Nat.

Judith Watson - Cushion - Persian (Barracuda/Mushroom/Ember)

Judith Watson

Cushion - Persian (Barracuda/Mushroom/Ember)


Ref: 87942

30 x 50 cms


Judith Watson

With a strong interest in cultural crossovers - both historical and modern, derived in part by the rich mixing pot of her colonial ancestry and childhood adventures to foreign lands, inspiration for Judith's textiles often comes from snippets of history, momentous explorations and visual encounters.

Drawing on natural materials and the durability of objects, Judith enjoys juxtaposing seemingly opposing or disconnected elements to create new synergies whilst exploring the opportunity to give traditional practices a modern framework as a means to ensuring their continued relevance.

A subtle injection of humour and the promise of a hidden story also help to facilitate dialogue with some of her pieces. Working across multiple disciplines, including knit, felting carpet making, embroidery, print and photography, Judith's portfolio comprises art, interiors and fashion.

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Surrey GU9 7PS
United Kingdom

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