ELIZABETH CHADWICK & THOMAS THEAKSTON - GREAT YORKSHIRE LLAMA
as the region prepares for the grand départ of 2014’s tour de france, the great yorkshire llama invites you on an alternative journey through the county.
here in west yorkshire, we live among the ghosts and relics of a once-thriving textile industry, but for most of us it is only on visits to the likes of saltaire or armley industrial museum that we become conscious of them, and dimly aware of the immense presence they must have once had in peoples’ everyday lives.
combining woven tapestries from elizabeth chadwick’s electroknit studio loosely annotated with stories and stray fragments gathered by thomas theakston from the margins of the official histories, the great yorkshire llama stretches out across the region and down through the centuries, offering a different angle on the traditional image of our looming past.
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