Exhibition

Black Sheep: The Darker Side of Felt

9 Jul 2016 – 29 Oct 2016

Event times

Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm

Cost of entry

Free

Scunthorpe, United Kingdom

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Featuring seven artists from across Europe and North America, Black Sheep explores the darker side of felt, from teddy bear skulls to edgy couture.

About

Felt is thought to be the most ancient constructed textile in the world. In its long and fascinating history it has been used for for everything from military armour to housing, to cosy winter garments and conceptual art.

Black Sheep explores the darker and edgier side of this extraordinary and versatile material, showcasing seven artists from across Europe and North America who create technically-brilliant, surreal and sometimes unsettling artworks. Exhibits range from the odd and macabre, like Stephanie Mets’ reconstructions of Teddy Ruxbin’s skull, to the beautiful, such as Horst Couture’s stunning and elaborate fashionwear.

Black Sheep is a touring exhibition from the National Centre for Craft and Design.

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Curators

Laura Mabbutt

Exhibiting artists

Marjolein Dallinga

Stephanie Metz

Rachel Olin

Gladys Paulus

Barbara Keal

Horst Couture

Maria Friese

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