Beyond Pattern

18 Feb 2011 – 29 Apr 2011

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Beyond Pattern explores the cultural meanings of pattern. Pattern is all around us, whether we are conscious of it or not: penetrating every aspect of our lives, finding its way into our homes, workplaces, streets, gardens and out in the landscape. Pattern's existence is not confined by our own manufacture, for it forms the foundation for many aspects of the natural world. From metalwork to embroidered textiles and public installation to hand-cut collages, this exhibition investigates the manner in which we utilise pattern in our lives. Work by eleven artists take us on a journey to explore these ideas and highlight how pattern can be, or has been, used as a social, cultural and political commentator that reaches beyond ornamentation and decoration. Artists: Catherine Bertola, Michael Brennand-Wood, Nisha Duggal, Leo Fitzmaurice, Doug Jones, Adam King, Steve Messam, Henna Nadeem, Angharad Pearce-Jones, Pamela So, Andrea Stokes. Curated by Alex Boyd.


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