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Programme 2021

The 62 Group of Textile Artists – Connected Cloth

The Whitaker Museum and Art Gallery, Haslingden Road, Rawtenstall, BB4 6RE

Wednesday-Sunday 10AM-4PM (Late Thursdays Until 8PM)

Admission: Free

The 62 Group of Textile Artists is an artist-led group with an international reputation  whose aim is to question and challenge the boundaries of textile practice and to encourage a greater awareness of the art form. The membership is worldwide and consists of approximately 60 exhibiting members, comprising both established artists and recent graduates.

The theme of this year’s exhibition focuses on the global context of textiles, textile production and the relationships it creates both historically and now, in artworks investigating the subject from a wide range of viewpoints and textile media. Several of the artists have focussed on the specific relationship that Lancashire has with textile industries across the globe. While the heritage of textile production in Lancashire provides a rich starting point, other artists have investigated more personal histories relating to their own locale or wider political contexts resulting from the impact of textiles on people & place.

Exhbiting Artists

Eszter Bornemisza
Lucy Brown
Hazel Bruce
Daisy Collingridge
Isobel Currie
Caren Garfen
Emily Jo Gibbs
Maggie Henton
Flox den Hartog Jager
Claire Johnson
Paddy Killer
Hannah Lamb
Debbie Lyddon
Jae Maries
Jane McKeating
Richard McVetis
Vanessa Rolf
Lynn Setterington
Kay Smith
Jennifer Smith-Windsor
Sally Spinks
Sue Stone
Teresa Whitfield