Ctrl/Shift: New Directions in Textile Art

14 Dec 2019 – 29 Feb 2020

Regular hours

10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00

20-21 Visual Arts Centre

Scunthorpe, United Kingdom


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Innovation and transformational practice is at the core of this unique textile exhibition, with exhibiting artists exploring the creative tensions that exist between accomplished skill, experimentation and the development of new ideas.


Ctrl/Shift takes shifts and changes as its theme; in particular it is centred on artists whose practice is or has transformed, in small or large ways, especially towards expressions of innovation in textile art. These shifts may be around changing attitudes to control; the introduction of new materials and techniques; and/or the impact of innovative and contemporary themes and ideas, and evolving technologies.

The exhibition comprises over thirty artworks by twentyfive artists, including carefully selected outcomes from a collaboration between three artists who reflected on and were inspired by each other’s work.

The exhibition concept has been developed in partnership with the 62 Group and independent curator Liz Cooper.

The exhibition shows at dual venues; 20-21 Visual Arts and Scunthrope Central.


Exhibition launch
2pm Saturday 14 December 2019

Talk & Tour with curator Liz Cooper (duration approx 45 minutes). Meet at gallery entrance. This event will take in the exhibition across both venues: 20:21 Visual Arts Centre & Scunthorpe Central (a very short walk across Church Square).
3pm Exhibition publication launch at 20:21 and the book will be available to purchase afterwards.



Liz Cooper

Exhibiting artists

Shuna Rendel

Sumi Perera

Eszter Bornemisza

Lucy Brown

Dawn Dupree

Daisy Collingridge

Claire Barber, Sarah Burgess, Hannah Lamb, Robert Moon, Gizella K Warburton

Isobel Currie

Penny Burnfield

Heather Belcher

Jae Maries

Jane McKeating

Sue Stone

Sue Stone

Caroline Bartlett

Siân Martin

Caren Garfen

Ann Goddard

Emily Jo Gibbs

Imogen Aust

Debbie Lyddon

Catherine Dormor

Flox den Hartog Jager

Vanessa Rolf

Nigel Cheney

Joanna Kinnersly-Taylor

Taking part

The 62 Group of Textile Artists

The 62 Group of Textile Artists


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