Programme 2021

Lubaina Himid – New work

Turner Prize-winning Lubaina Himid presents a major new work responding to the Gawthorpe Textile Collection held at Gawthorpe Hall in Burnley.

Lubaina is particularly interested in the history of textiles in East African and British contexts and how the making of clothing is loaded with the histories of industrialisation, female
labour, migration and globalisation. The collection is one of the most interesting textile collections in the UK, with 30,000+ artefacts ranging from the highly functional to the finest
ceremonial pieces. Spanning five centuries, covering a broad range of techniques and originating from across the globe, this collection speaks as much about cultural, social and personal
histories as it does about textile craft.