Programme 2023

Brigid McLeer – Collateral

Brigid McLeer presented a memorial to the hundreds of workers who die in factories and sweatshops across the world that supply the global garment industry. Made in collaboration with local embroiderers and inspired by a large-scale lace panel from the Gawthorpe Textile Collection commemorating the Battle of Britain, the work was a moving testament to the lives lost to feed the West’s seemingly bottomless appetite for fast fashion.