British Textile Biennial
Transform and Escape the Dogs is a series of new works by artist Jamie Holman, celebrating a history of radical gatherings.
Performers Eggs Collective working in residence at Accrington’s Market Hall, running a clothes stall that trades in conversations not cash.
This immersive work, made with the community, uses his abandoned dye house, re-imagining the space as it might have been when he was alive.
This exhibition charts the influence of politics, art and fashion on the most popular clothing item of the 20th century – the T- shirt
A mass exhibition of banners which have long been used as vehicles for personal and collective expression.
Thread Bearing Witness is a body of three monumental textile pieces exploring the refugee experience across land, sea and sky.
Hell is White* is a film, made in Dhaka, which captures the process of cotton shredding by hand, a dying art in the face of vast mechanisation shown here against the backdrop of the now redundant Lancashire looms.
Photographer Jacqui McAssey photographs the female supporters of Burnley FC observing how they express their identity.
A project which aims to elevate the value of katab as a craft and honour the creativity of its artisans through commissions that allow them autonomy over the product design.
Three artists show work that has evolved from Art in Manufacturing residencies co-commissioned by the National Festival of Making and Super Slow Way in factories across the area and re-presented in response to Queen Street Mill.
A new film collaboration between this award winning young film maker and designer Patrick Grant’s social enterprise Community Clothing.
A range of contemporary headscarves and hijabs created by women from Burnley’s Asian community and fashion experts at UCLan.
“Mr X Stitch” brings together an international collection of cross stitch artists whose work will change your view of this humble stitch!
Heirloom aims to capture nostalgic personal histories and share stories from men who used to work in the textile industry.
An exhibition exploring ideas of cultural heritage and migration in response to world textiles in the collection.
We’re very pleased to announce as part of the first British Textile Biennial this October we”ll be presenting the adidas SPEZIAL exhibition in the Blackburn Cotton exchange. More details to follow…
From the cotton mills of the Lancashire hills to the big smoke of London, we follow a young mill lass as she fights for her right to vote.