Programme 2021

Brigid McLeer – Collateral

Queen Street Mill Textile Museum, Queen Street, Burnley, BB10 2HX

Wednesday-Saturday 12PM-4:30PM


Brigid McLeer presents 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 is a moving testament to the lives lost to feed the West’s seemingly bottomless appetite for fast fashion.