John Furnival was a student at the Royal College of Art in the 1950s alongside David Hockney and describes himself as a 'drawer'. Best known as as a 'visual poet' with work in the Tate collection, he has since lived with his textile artist wife Astrid in nearby Nailsworth and Woodchester.
Our exhibition will show John's drawings, prints and collages from over 50 years, but with a particular focus on his collaborations with Astrid since the Seventies. This has resulted in her producing many text-based knitted garments using natural dyes.
Curated by Prof. Bernard Moxham and accompanied by a publication with essay by Prof. Stephen Bann, the programme includes guided tours of the exhibition and workshops.
Supported by Arts Council England and the Langtree Trust.