13th February 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 23rd March 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Subversive Stitch is a group show of textile-based works, incorporating embroidery, weaving, carpet, tapestry, clothes and sculpture. The title is taken from the 1984 book by feminist art historian Rozsika Parker “The Subversive Stitch – Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine.” For centuries embroidery had been a craft most closely aligned with women, and the book explored its use in the 20th century by empowered women artists. Although it is still heavily, if no longer solely, a woman’s medium, its subversive legacy continues; embracing the political, the innovative, the technical and often unconventional, whilst redefining its status as a serious art form.
Artists exhibited include Bea Bonafini, Charlotte Edey, Lilah Fowler, Olga Frantskevich, Gal Leshem, James Merry, Hrafnhildur Arnardottir / Shoplifter, Yelena Popova, HelenA Pritchard, Celia Pym, Amanda Ross-Ho, Judith Scott, Marianne Thoermer, Yemi Awosile.
Open from Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 6pm.