Join us for our Makers Talk with Alice Kettle on Saturday 14 September at 3pm.
Alice Kettle is a contemporary textile artist, writer and lecturer who has recently moved to Somerset. Her works use thread as a drawing tool and as a means to narrate contemporary events. More recently she has used thread and stitch and also to in participatory collaborative projects. Her show Thread Bearing Witness at the Whitworth, Manchester 2018-19 engaged with refugee issues and migration. Kettle is currently Professor of Textile Arts at Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University. She is Visiting Professor at the University of Winchester and Chair of the Embroiderers Guild. Her work is represented in various international public collections including the Whitworth, Manchester, the Crafts Council and the Hanshan ArtMuseum, Suzhou, China. She has co-authored, Machine Stitch Perspectives (2010), Hand Stitch Perspectives (2012), Collaboration through Craft (2013), The Erotic Cloth (2018) and MakingStories Ibook (2013). For more information about Alice, please see: www.alicekettle.co.uk
Held in association with the new Trowbridge Weavers Market, an artisan market held in the county town of Trowbridge on the second Saturday of the month the series, Makers Talk, aims to provide an in depth focus on the creative practice and motivations of influential makers and designers in the UK.
This Makers Talk event is part of the Heritage Open Day 2019 and Explore Art Trowbridge programme at Drawing Projects UK.
Advance booking is highly recommended and you can book here.
Image: Sea, 2017, Thread Bearing Witness, 3m x 8m, thread on printed canvas (photo: Michael Pollard)