Tapestry: Changing Concepts

This two-floor exhibition, at the City Art Centre this winter, will feature work by 19 contemporary artists associated with the former Tapestry Department at Edinburgh College of Art.

Tapestry: Changing Concepts

About Tapestry: Changing Concepts

13th Nov 2021 to 13th Mar 2022
Daily 10am - 5pm
City Art Centre
2 Market Street, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1DE
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'Tapestry: Changing Concepts' is a group exhibition featuring work by 19 contemporary artists associated with the former Tapestry Department at Edinburgh College of Art, either as graduates or lecturers. The course put a strong emphasis on drawing, and all students learned to weave, yet at the same time were encouraged to explore different media to express their ideas. Tapestry was taught on an equal footing to the other fine art disciplines at the college, which manifested itself in the work that was produced.

This exhibition reflects the unconventional approach of the Tapestry Department. On display are drawings, installations and sculptures alongside works made of textile - all presented under the banner of tapestry. People often think of tapestry as a traditional artform, in terms of technique, subject matter, or both. This exhibition aims to challenge this preconception and broaden the understanding of what a tapestry is or can be.

Artists include: Jo Barker, Archie Brennan (1931-2019), Gordon Brennan, Sara Brennan, Henny Burnett, Amanda Gizzi, Linda Green, Stephen Hunter, Fiona Hutchison, William Jefferies, Tessa Lynch, Fiona Mathison, Jo McDonald, Susan Mowatt, Ann Naustdal, Matteo Rosa, Cristina Sobrino, Joanne Soroka and Lesley Stothers.

Exhibition in partnership with STAR* (Scottish Tapestry Artists Regrouped).

Image credit: Amanda Gizzi, 'Crane Dance', 2020. © the artist. Photo: Joe Boyd

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