Sunday, February 17, 2008

Cloth and Culture Now Conference

The Cloth and Culture Now Conference was held at the Sainsbury Centre, Norwich on 26th January 2008.

An interesting day of lectures from a wide variety of speakers including Medievil specialist Sandy Heslop whose description of the influence of textiles on the industrialisation of Europe was fascinating.

Anni Albers' Knot 2 (above) from 1947

For me the highlight was Victoria Mitchell from Norwich School of Art and Design, speaking on Textile Tradition meets Contemporary Art. It was her comparisons of the work of Anni Albers and Eva Hesse that really struck a cord with me. I shall be following up these two artists as reference points for my work on drawing with thread.

Eva Hesse Metronomic Irregularity II (detail, right)

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