AboutPennina Barnett, founding Co-Editor of Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture, will give a short presentation of her current research and early curatorial work in textiles, including The Subversive Stitch exhibition (Cornerhouse 1988-9). This will be followed by an âin conversation' with Victoria Mitchell, lecturer at Norwich University of the Arts, in which they discuss the legacy of feminist art historian Rozsika Parker's (1945- 2010) pioneering book, The Subversive Stitch, Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine (1984).
Pennina Barnett is a Founding Editor of the international peer review journal Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture. Curatorial projects include Craft Matters: three attitudes to contemporary craft; The Subversive Stitch: Women and Textiles Today; Under Construction: exploring process in contemporary textiles; and Textures of Memory: the poetics of cloth all UK touring exhibitions. From 1989-2011 she was Senior Lecturer in the Department of Art, Goldsmiths, University of London, and Course Leader, Critical Studies for undergraduate Textiles, also teaching across postgraduate and PhD programmes. She is currently writing a book for Bloomsbury Press, on cloth, memory and materiality, and co-curating a project called Revisiting The Subversive Stitch: the politics of cloth.
Victoria Mitchell is a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art with particular responsibility for Critical Studies at Norwich University of the Arts and was formerly (2001-2011) the Course Leader for MA Textile Culture at Norwich. Her research and writing focus on relationships between critical and material forms of textile. Her essay âText, Textile Techne' (1997) has been recently reprinted in J. Hemmings (ed) The Textile Reader (Berg, 2012). In addition to consideration of critical contexts for textile, Mitchell has investigated Eighteenth century Norwich pattern books (Textile Society of America 2008) and contemporary basketry (Brill, forthcoming). She is currently working on stitch with reference to Lacan and Zizek.
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