Here & Now

1 Oct 2016 – 15 Jan 2017

Event times

Open 7 days a week 10am-5pm (4pm Bank holidays)

Cost of entry

Free entry

Travel Information

  • National Express coaches have a service to Sleaford from London and from other major cities and towns. Sleaford is locally serviced by Centrebus and Stagecoach.
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  • We are a 5 minute walk from Sleaford train station which is serviced by East Midlands Trains. Sleaford is 1.5 hours from London and 1 hour from Nottingham and Leicester.

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Here & Now is the first major curated exhibition of contemporary tapestry in England for over 20 years.


Showcasing the breadth of international talent and most innovative approaches to the medium, the show challenges the notion that tapestry is a dying craft and marks a point in time for the artform.

Alongside British tapestry weavers, the exhibition features artists from Australia, Norway, Latvia, Japan and the USA with over 20 artists represented overall.

Here & Now has been curated in partnership with Lesley Millar, Professor of Textile Culture and Director of the International Textile Research Centre at the University for the Creative Arts, UK.

The show has been partly funded by the Daiwa Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation. 


Australia - Valerie Kirk

Canada - Barbara Heller

Finland - Aino Kajaniemi

Japan - Ayako Matsumura; Misao Watanabe; Yasuko Fujino; Ai Ito, Saori Sakai

Latvia - Rolands Krutovs, Ieva Krumina

Norway - Kristin Sæterdal; Tonje Høydahl Sørli

UK - Caron Penney; Fiona Rutherford; Sara Brennan; Jilly Edwards, Fiona Hutchinson, Joan Baxter, Pat Taylor, Philip Sanderson

USA - Erin M Riley


Bryony Windsor

Lesley Millar

Exhibiting artists

Ayako Matsumura

Barbara Heller

Joan Baxter

Caron Penney

Fiona Hutchinson

Sara Brennan

Kristin Sæterdal

Misao Watanabe

Yasuko Fujino

Fiona Rutherford

Valerie Kirk

Ai Ito

Aino Kajaniemi

Erin M Riley

Tonje Høydahl Sørli

Jilly Edwards

Ieva Krumina

Philip Sanderson

Rolands Krutovs

Pat Taylor

Saori Sakai

Supported by

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

London, United Kingdom


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