‘Persuading people to enjoy and appreciate contemporary textiles is a long journey that requires fortitude.’ It is often the placing of works in a living interior that inspires the collector to engage with work in an alternative way to a white gallery. Join the treasure hunt for fascinating and beautiful stitched, embroidered, formed, woven, embellished and appliqued contemporary textiles in three rooms of the stunning Queen Anne, 18th-century Trereife manor house. This year the exhibition is curated by textile artist, writer and arts facilitator Claire Buckley. She has selected an impressive array of textile practitioners including: Philip Sanderson, Hattie McGill, Sue Dove, Angie Parker, Jane Walkley, Poppy Treffry, Jo Gosling, Linda Miller, Sue Spooner, Hanny Newton, Serena Partridge, Sarah Brooker, Lisa Mortensen, Michala Gyetvai and Jo Davies and Marion Carbis.
The aim of the exhibition is to display contemporary textiles which celebrate the legacy of making across a range of traditional techniques.
Becoming involved in an exhibition at a beautiful house with available indoor spaces is an opportunity to showcase excellence. The intriguing interiors of Trereife House are the perfect backdrop to juxtaposition the traditional with the newly made.
The makers who are being invited to take part in this event all share a sensibility and understanding of materials with an active commitment with the process of making whether they work in stitch or weave.
We hope that the exhibition will widen the knowledge and appreciation of textiles for the visitors to Trereife.
Claire Buckley, Autumn 2019