World Eco Fibre & Textile (WEFT) Art
This exhibition runs from Wed, 20th Feb 2013 to Sat, 23rd Mar 2013
This event has finished Took place on: Tuesday, 5th Mar 2013
WEFT explores the three dimensionality of textile art through installations and sculptural constructions, where contemporary textile artists are currently taking fibre sculpture into new areas. This extraordinary exhibition gives an insight into these current trends, showing how textile art can be considered as another genre of fine art. Exhibits include the work of contributing artists from over 35 countries the world over.
This rich exhibition highlights the manner in which traditional resist techniques such as ikat, tritik, shibori, yuzen and batik, together with the art of embellishment such as embroidery and quilting, are applied to contemporary textile art. The emphasis is on hand-woven and hand-made textiles, as opposed to the machine-made. Hand-made textiles display the skills of the designer and the producer and reflect a long history of artistic and cultural tradition.
The textiles themselves illustrate and display the use of natural yarns and dyes as a means of artistic expression. Natural fibres such as cotton, silk, ramie, abaca, pina, hemp and bark are employed. Colours which derive from natural dye materials such as plant roots, leaves, flowers, fruits, insects and molluscs are also part of this process. The use of natural mordents in the interaction of fixing colour to the cloth is also emphasised in this vibrant exhibition.
Contact and Booking Details
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http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2013/03/05/world-eco-fibre-textile-weft-art-28645 School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, London, WC1H 0XG DD/MM/YYYY