Programme 2023

The 62 Group – Connected Cloth

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 exhibition focussed 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 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 investigated more personal histories relating to their own locale, or wider political contexts resulting from the impact of textiles on people and place.