Quilters’ Guild Exhibition: Contemporary Inspirations

29th January – 2nd February 2018

10 am – 4 pm daily

The Quilters’ Guild, St Anthony’s Hall, Peasholme Green, York.

WRoCAH student, Catherine Evans, has been working with the Quilters’ Guild in York as part of a special Researcher Employability Project.

This new exhibition offers a rare chance to view some of the contemporary works in the unique Quilters’ Guild collection.

The week-long show, Contemporary Inspirations, brings together many of the Gulid’s most recent acquisitions, including Pauline Burbidge’s “Honesty Skyline”. The exhibition explores how quilters have developed their practice over the last twenty years, combining high levels of craftsmanship with innovations in production and design. The quilts displayed reimagine traditional forms – from Inuit embroidery to the strippy quilts of Northern England.

Quilts continue to be an exciting, adaptable vehicle for artistic expression. Contemporary Inspirations takes a closer look at recent pieces, asking how textile art can respond to the challenges of the 21st century. Thought-provoking pieces respond to pressing issues such as homelessness and industrial farming, incorporating household waste and tyre treads alongside traditional silks and cottons.

Entry is £3 and can be paid in advance via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/contemporary-inspirations-a-friends-of-the-collection-exhibition-tickets-42269132112?aff=es2

FREE entry for students on display of a valid student ID.