Exhibition: Theo Wright- Weavelength

Theo Wright - When Waves Collide 2 lo resWeavelength is the first solo exhibition by weaver Theo Wright, taking place at the Craft Central Gallery, London

Dates: 9-13 November 2016.

The exhibition features a series of handwoven artworks from a new project, When Waves Collide as well as work from an earlier project, Permutations, both based on ideas in mathematics.

Theo will be present at the gallery to demonstrate the weaving process on a table loom during the exhibition and will have a range of handwoven work for sale.

When Waves Collide
When Waves Collide is a new project supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and by Coventry City Council. A collection of 13 wall-mounted textiles shows a range of different types of interaction between two waveforms.

Sine waves are woven into the structure of each textile and the project looks at what happens when two different waves interact. The waves are incorporated in both the warp and weft of each work, forming patterns of circles and waves that intersect across the fabric.

Theo weaves each piece by hand on a 16-shaft mechanical dobby floor loom using a cotton yarn. The shafts of the loom are threaded in two interleaved sequences that represent the sine waves. The threading is different for each piece in the collection. An interleaved sequence following the same principles is used in the weft. Bold use of colour emphasises the two waveforms in each work.

Made in the MiddleTheo Wright - When Waves Collide 1 lo res
When Waves Collide textiles will also be exhibited at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum from 2 December 2016 as part of Made in the Middle. This is a recurring exhibition highlighting some of the best contemporary craft and applied art from the Midlands, which will tour for up to eighteen months.

Made in the Middle is a partnership between Craftspace and the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in collaboration with The National Centre for Craft & Design and is part of Craftspace’s 30th anniversary programme.

Theo Wright
Theo Wright is a weaver and textile designer based in Coventry, UK. Originally trained as a computer scientist, he worked for many years in software development and technology research. He subsequently retrained as a weaver, graduating from University College Falmouth in 2011, and now designs geometric textiles that explore pattern, contrast and colour. In 2014, Theo was a participant in the Crafts Council’s Hothouse maker development programme and started to make larger non-functional textile works.
images and text: Theo Wright

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