Category Archives: Installation

Focus on: Yinka Shonibare

Curator Dr Jennifer Harris discusses Yinka Shonibare‘s piece, specially commissioned for COTTON: Global Threads. Shonibare’s work is synonymous with Dutch wax print fabrics and notions of hybridity, history and identity. Harris explains how his work elegantly articulates some major themes… Continue reading

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Focus on: Anne Wilson

Curator Dr Jennifer Harris discusses Anne Wilson‘s work, articles from the Whitworth’s collection that the artist chose to display in the Pilkington Gallery, and interesting connections with further pieces in COTTON: Global Threads. Audio recorded in Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester… Continue reading

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Views of Drop Sari

A video showing an installation view of Liz Rideal‘s Drop Sari, at the Whitworth Art Gallery, as part of COTTON: Global Threads. Rideal’s work displays imagery from India and tumbling sari fabrics projected upon white cotton saris – in the… Continue reading

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Liz Rideal paints the fabric of the building

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

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Tiny Dresses and Conservation Nightmares

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.

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Installation in Progress

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…

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Textiles Gallery sneak peek

The vitrines in the Textiles Gallery will be taken over to become part of the COTTON exhibition spanning the entire ground floor of the Whitworth Gallery. These images show panoramic views of the gallery mid-installation – the walls are painted… Continue reading

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