Tapestry: Here & Now

Image Credit: Joan Baxter, 'Hallaig 2', wool, silk, lurex, 188cm x 196cm © Joan Baxter

The Holburne Museum, Great Pulteney Street, Bath BA2 4DB


Friday 23 June 2017 – Sunday 01 October 2017
Opening Hours: 10am to 5pm
Admission Fee: £10

Alongside British tapestry weavers, the exhibition features artists from Australia, Norway, Latvia, Japan and the USA with over 20 artists represented, including Erin Riley, Caron Penney, Ai Ito, Jilly Edwards, Yasuko Fujino and Fiona Rutherford. Their work explores themes of enduring relevance including how we respond to nature and the urban environment, how tapestry can tell personal and political stories, and the skill of the hand-made.

The Holburne’s ‘Arts’ tapestry (1934-5) by Edward McKnight Kauffer will also be on show for the first time.

Here & Now was curated by the National Centre for Craft & Design in partnership with Lesley Millar, Professor of Textile Culture and Director of the 

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