Friday 22 March 2019
6 – 8.30pm Late Night Opening
Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 March 2019
10am – 5pm
The Contemporary Textiles Fair is a well-established, high quality and highly regarded event, held in the magnificent Grade II* gothic surroundings of the Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington, South-West London. The fair is unique in its focus on textile artists & designer makers, unencumbered by suppliers, DIY kits, and other craft disciplines. It is this clear focus, together with the characteristic setting and returning visitors that make this event both enjoyable and successful, year after year.
The Contemporary Textiles Fair is somewhere textile enthusiasts, collectors and art lovers can come to find artworks with texture, wearable masterpieces, handmade homeware, and unique curiosities. This isn’t granny’s knitted teacosy territory, this is contemporary quality!
From stitched wall-hangings with conceptual significance, to carefully designed and hand- crafted objects; this fair does not discriminate – the art/craft barrier fades away to reveal exceptional talent in textiles.
Sculptural Spoons with Priscilla Edwards - Sat 23 Mar - 10.30am-1pm - £30
Needlefelting Wildlife with Emma Bevan - Sun 24 Mar - 2pm-4.30pm - £15
A Stitched Landscape with Liz Maidment - Sun 24 Mar - 10.00am-1pm - £40
For more info on the workshops please visit the Landmark website; or book now via the Landmark Box Office: 020 8977 7558
Talk & Exhibition
Collecting Contemporary Textiles - a talk with Diana Springall – Sat 23 Mar at 2.30pm
Diana Springall, past chairman of the Embroiderers’ Guild, and renowned textile artist, has collected textile art since the 1970’s. The Springall Collection reflects
Britain’s contribution to contemporary textiles and contains works from artists such as Alice Kettle, Jean Littlejohn, Jeanette Appleton, and Richard McVetis,
amongst others. Diana is kindly giving a talk about her collection, and how she started collecting. A selection of the collection will also be on display during the fair in the special exhibition area. A wonderful opportunity to gain insight into how a collection starts and builds up to significance. The talk is FREE, but booking is essential. Admission to the exhibition is included as part of the general fair price.