TextileMatters: Structure & Surface


Images L-R: Ann Richards; Jun Tomita; Lotte Dalgaard; Ptolemy Mann, Lotte Dalgaard; Ptolemy Mann; Ann Richards

A Bath School of Art & Design, Textile Research Centre symposia event
Celebrating international contemporary woven textiles practice

Speakers: Ann Richards (UK) / Lotte Dalgaard (Denmark) /
Ptolemy Mann (UK/US) / Jun Tomita (Japan)

Coinciding with a number of exciting publications and exhibitions by these four leading international weavers, this mini-symposium will celebrate very personal yet inter-related approaches to woven textiles practice – From deep research into material and structure to create textured and shaped cloths, to the extensive use of traditional and evolved dying and colouring techniques for contemporary applied art and design.

In conjunction with The Handweavers Studio & Gallery (London), the event will include book signing of new titles by the speakers, as well as the chance to purchase specialist weaving materials. Chrome Yellow Books will also be offering a fantastic range of textile and related titles.

Convened by Tim Parry-Williams, Senior Lecturer Textiles [Woven], Bath School of Art & Design, this is the inaugural event of the new Textile Research Centre at Bath Spa University’s Corsham Court Campus.

Date: Saturday 19th May 2012, 10am – 4pm
Location: Bath Spa University, Corsham Court, Corsham, Wilshire, SN13 OBZ

Tickets (to include light lunch and morning/afternoon refreshments):
Full rate £45 / Students (NUS registered) £20

Booking (BY MONDAY 14TH MAY):
Contact: Adele Milton (Bath School of Art & Design, Reception)
Tel: 01225-875533 or Email: a.milton@bathspa.ac.uk

Local information – Bath Spa University, Corsham Court Campus webpage:

Travel to Corsham:
By rail – Chippenham (nearest) / Bath Spa + Taxi (bus services from Bath Spa)
By car – Public car parks in the town a short walk from the Court campus

Recommended accommodation:
Corsham – Guyers House www.guyershouse.com/
Bath – Holiday Inn Express www.guyershouse.com/
Bath – Hilton www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/BATHNHN-Hilton-Bath-City-hotel-/index.do

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