In this audio piece we focus on Indian textiles in COTTON: Global Threads. Curator Dr Jennifer Harris discusses the large scale Tipu’s Tent, presented as part of a range of textile treasures highlighting India’s considerable contribution to the history of… Continue reading
Category Audio, Curator, Discussion, Display, Focus, Interview, Textiles, Video
Tags India, Indian textiles, Liz Rideal, Mughal, Mysore, National Trust, Powys, Tipu's Tent, Wales
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
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
Inky traces of a sari physically crumpled through a press contrast with a delicately suspended sari wafting as projected images dance upon it. The viewer is seduced by the work even after the gallery has closed, with an intriguing LED… Continue reading
Category Artist, Audio, Interview, Manchester
Tags exterior, indian cotton, installation, interior, LEDs, Liz Rideal, projection, sari, video
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
Artist Liz Rideal will discuss her practice, including her work featured in COTTON: Global Threads
At 6:30pm with refreshments served from 6pm.
Free, no need to book, drop-in.