Exhibition

Quilt Art presents Material Evidence

18 Jun 2019 – 29 Jun 2019

Event times

11:00 to 18:00, Monday to Saturday (Closed Sunday)

Cost of entry

Free

Menier Gallery

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • RV1 and 381
  • London Bridge
  • London Bridge

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Celebrating the rich legacy of women artists who make art through quilting and textiles, Material Evidence explores the themes of memory and the power of stitch through the works of 18 international artists.

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Celebrating the rich legacy of women artists who make art through quilting and textiles, and inspired by the life and art of Mary Fogg, a founder member of Quilt Art and influential artist who died in 2016 at the age of 95, Material Evidence explores the themes of memory and the power of stitch through the works of 18 artists.

The first group of its kind in Europe, Quilt Art was founded in 1985 to develop the quilt as an artistic medium and promote its recognition as an art form. Its 18 members hail from all over the world and are all leading practitioners who exhibit nationally and internationally.

While all the artists take as their starting point the quilt as a cultural artefact with its unique aesthetic qualities, they are extremely diverse in their interpretation and their work does not necessarily conform to the traditional definition of a quilt.

Some experiment with paint, dye and print, unusual materials or three dimensions. Some work at the cutting edge of technology, using digitally programmed embroidery or photographic techniques. Others confine themselves to fabric and thread, but they are all united by their passion for fabric, stitch, colour and texture as well as the limitless creative possibilities of the textile surface.

Quilt Art has exhibited extensively throughout the UK, Europe, Asia and North America over the last 30 years and this is their first London show since 2002. The show is accompanied by a book featuring all the quilts.

http://www.quiltart.eu/index.html

Exhibiting artists

Elizabeth Brimelow

Sara Impey

Cherilyn Martin

Janet Twinn

Sue Hotchkis

Christine Chester

Charlotte Yde

Dominie Nash

Fenella Davies

Karina Thompson

Dirkje van der Horst-Beetsma

Eszter Bornemisza

Yael David-Cohen

Willy Doreleijers

Jette Clover

Sandra Meech

Mirjam Pet-Jacobs

Inge Hueber

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