Ptolemy Mann & Anna Glasbrook – Gloucester Cathedral

The Architecture of Cloth, Colour & Space

Stroud International Textiles will be showcasing new work by international textile artists and designers Ptolemy Mann and Anna Glasbrook in a new exhibition at Gloucester Cathedral. 

Colour saturated lengths of cloth will wrap the magnificent columns in the Nave of Gloucester cathedral.  Ptolemy Mann’s wall based hand dyed and woven textile artworks will also punctuate the cathedral space bringing a colourful softness and geometry to the viewer as they wander through the dramatic cathedral architecture.

Collaborative furniture pieces by Kristian Stringer and Marina Dragomirova will sit on top of the flagstones alongside Mann’s gem-coloured rugs celebrating the longstanding relationship between ecclesiastical architecture and commissioned textiles and objects. 

In the cloisters and hidden parts of the cathedral the architectural textile artist Anna Glasbrook will reveal her textile art pieces in the wintery light. Anna Glasbrook creates dynamic stitched architectural pieces that vibrate with vivid colour and movement. Using brightly coloured threads, she has developed an innovative and contemporary technique to construct vibrant three-dimensional drawings in space.

The gothic splendor of the cathedral will be a dramatic background to the vibrant and colourful textiles of these two inspiring, innovative and successful contemporary artists.

 27th October – 31st December 2012
Venue:  Gloucester Cathedral, 12 College Green Gloucester GL1 2LX
Open Times: 9 am – 6 pm
Admission: Free
Contact Phone: 01453 751056


Stroud International Textiles (SIT)  has over 22,000 visitors who come to their events every year.
SIT supports and profiles the work of contemporary applied arts/crafts and textiles
SIT supports the local economy by bringing visitors to the area who stay over
SIT displays and promotes the work of over 220 artists and craftmakers every year
SIT addresses a significant gap in the regions artistic provision

Visitors come from all over UK as well as local and regional. (62% from outside County 2012) and Europe.

For further information contact Lizzi Walton on 01453 751056 /

The Architecture of Cloth Colour & Space is supported by Arts Council England.





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