Programme 2023

Raisa Kabir – Resistances

For BTB21 Raisa Kabir presented work at Queen Street Mill as a continuation of her Art in Manufacturing residency, commissioned by The National Festival of Making and the British Textile Biennial in 2019.  Inspired by The Textile Manufactures of India, an 18 volume set of fabric sample books assembled in 1866 by John Forbes Watson, a copy of which is held in the Harris Museum, Preston, Kabir worked at John Spencer Textiles in Burnley to create her own personal woven pattern designs that relate to collective imaginings of place and belonging in East Lancashire.

Art in Manufacturing residency, working with John Spencer Textiles and Queen Street Mill, co-commissioned by the National Festival of Making and British Textile Biennial.