Exhibitions and Events
EXCITING NEWS!! OPEN FROM 29th June.
The Complex Weavers’ biennial exhibition is being held as a virtual exhibition this year – much more accessible for Guild members than the planned venue of Knoxville, Tennessee! It opens on Monday 29 June at midday (BST) at http://www.complexityexhibition.org/ and showcases recent textile creations that bear within them some form of complexity, whether they have been woven on a table, treadle, dobby or Jacquard loom. All were made by hand and designed by humans, and all exhibit technical excellence! There are some wonderful illustrations on the site. Well worth a visit.
Butterflies, detail. Wall hanging by Rosalie Neilson. Warp-faced rep woven on 16 shafts. Cotton.
For information about outside events the Guild is involved with please contact Chris Moore or Jenny Gunston using the contact page.
South of England Show, Ardingly OUTSIDE EVENT
11-13 June 2020
Members of the Guild will again be exhibiting their work and demonstrating in the Countryside Learning area of the show ground. Their marquee is next to the shearing and fleece competition.
This year the theme will be spinning through the ages.
We plan to use spindles, a great wheel, many other styles of wheel, coming bang up to date with an electric spinner.
Members are asked to contribute skeins for display using any technique, natural fibre – wool, silk, linen, nettle etc – dyed or natural and which will be collected at the May meeting.
In addition there will be a display of natural plant dyes and small looms warped ready for visitors to try their hand at weaving. For more detail on this outside event please contact Sheila Leech Email : email@example.com
Hidden Fabric: Women; Textiles: Collectors 25 Jan – 19 April 2020
This exhibition will highlight exceptional textiles held in seven regional museum collections in England, all originally collected in the twentieth century by pioneering women.
Venue: 2 Temple Place, London WC2R 3BD
World Textile Day South East 4 April 2020
The highlight of the day will be a presentation of Palestinian costume and textiles by Jennifer and Ian Rutherford, East Horsley. More details on http//worldtextileday.co.uk
Window on Weaving 15 April – 2 May
The British Tapestry Group South East are having their bi annual exhibition of woven tapestries at the Haslemere Museum and it will feature over 50 works from 30 artists. Weaving demonstrations, yarns and weaving equipment for sale. Kaffe Fassett will open the exhibition at the private view. Contact Sarah McLean at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or for an invitation to the private view on Tuesday 14th April from 6-8pm
Bags – Inside Out Opening 25th April 2020 at the V & A
From rucksacks to despatch boxes, Birkin bags to Louis Vuitton luggage, this exhibition in Gallery 40 will explore style, function, design and craftsmanship.
Tickets £12. For more information: 0207 942 2000 or visit www.vam.ac.uk/visit
V & A Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL.
London Guild Exhibition Shadows and Reflections 29 April – 3 May 2020 Southwark Cathedral
As part of London Craft Week this event will feature
- An exhibition of members work
- Week-long ‘London Fleece to Fabric’ demonstrations starting with samples of wool from sheep from the London City Farms
- Dyeing in the cafe courtyard
- Drop-in all-day demonstrations of loom weaving, tapestry weaving, spinning and dyeing
- Bookable small-scale workshops
- Keynote talk
London Bridge, London SE1 9DA
International Tapestry Symposium 23-24 May 2020
National University of Ireland at Galway. See www.projectbaabaa.com
Fibre Rocks 2020 6-7 June 2020, De La Warr Pavilion, De La Warr Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN40 1DP 10-4 each day The Fibre Lounge is teaming up with indie yarn dyers, knitting & crochet designers, & inspirational personalities to bring you an inclusive, modern & exciting yarn exhibition…or shall we say yarn celebration!
With a strong emphasis on the link between mental health and creativity, and highlighting the importance of sustainability in our craft, we want EVERYONE to know they have a voice. For more info: www.fibrerocks.com
5-20 September 2020 – Advance Notice AGWSD National Exhibition
‘Coal,Cotton, Canals’ Leigh Spinners Mill, Park Lane, Leigh, WN72LB
The theme for the juried section will be”Coal, Cotton,Canals” and for the unjuried section will be “Still Waters” which is to be a textile piece within a 6 inch/15cm ring. www.wsd.org.uk
National Exhibition 2020 Timeline – Key Dates
See the National Exhibition Information Pack (available via your guild secretary) for full information,
but key dates for selection and submission of work are provided below:
26 April: Guilds begin identifying submissions from their members (Selected Work, e.g.
juried section) and check each photo(s) / feelie piece
23 May: Guilds submit entries for selection (juried section) to arrive no later than 8 June
(form, photo and feelie piece submitted – not the items)
13-14 June: Selection by jury of experts
29 June: Guild Secretaries and successful entrants notified about Items selected for
06 July: Guilds send in final numbers of rings (Non-juried Work) for hanging (not the items)
29 July: Guilds post selected items (juried section) to arrive by 12 August
05 August: Guilds post rings (Non-juried Work) to arrive by 19 August
05 September: National Exhibition opens