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Category Archives: Behind the scenes
All at the Whitworth are looking forward to seeing the results of Travis Meinolf’s specially commissioned Action Weaving sessions coming up soon for COTTON: Global Threads. The artist, hailing from San Francisco and now living in Berlin, has been in… Continue reading
The Textile Manufactures of India Vols I, II, V & VII (1866) A selection of Indian sample books by John Forbes Watson are on display in the Gulbenkian Gallery at the Whitworth. The volumes entitled The Textile Manufactures of India are… Continue reading
COTTON: Global Threads inspired two-week project, by Steven Roper A performance by children from Cheshire Primary Schools for their COTTON: Global Threads project. The movement and dance event was performed in front of invited guests, parents and their teachers. The… Continue reading
Liz Rideal‘s video projection and LED work Light Curtain, lighting up the windows of the Whitworth has captivated and intrigued those walking along Oxford Road after dark. The colorful imagery of fabrics and repetitive motion of weaving machines set against… Continue reading
Listen below to an interview with Ann French, conservator at Whitworth Art Gallery, explaining some of the unique challenges she and her team had to face when preparing vintage textiles and costume for display in COTTON: Global Threads.
Lots of activity going on at the gallery setting up the exhibition at the moment, have a peek at a few behind-the-scenes shots of the installation…