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Cut Cloth: Contemporary Textiles and Feminism

Heart shaped glasses (Sophie King)

The Portico Library
57 Mosley Street
Manchester M2 3FF

This exhibition brings together 10 artists working with textiles and feminist themes. The artists represent a diverse range of material and political strategies that use cloth to challenge and resist the patriarchal structures. The exhibition is part of the Cut Cloth Project, led by BA Fine Art alumna Sarah-Joy Ford.

Alongside the contemporary exhibition there will be an archive exhibition exploring the legacies of textiles and feminism in Manchester. Objects include loans from The People’s History Museum, The Pankhurst centre, The African Fabric Shop, Warp & Weft and the Portico collection.

Exhibiting Artists: Hannah Hill, Katie Lundie, Rebecca Halliwel Sutton, Sarah-Joy Ford, Sophie King, Eleanor Edwardes, Orly Cogan, Wendy Huhn, Tilleke Schwarz & Bethan Hughes

Cut Cloth is an exhibition, publication and series of workshops that examine the shifting role of textiles within contemporary feminist art practices. The project contemplates the rise in popularity of art textiles and its impact on its value as a specifically feminist mode of expression.

The project is led by BA Fine Art alumna Sarah-Joy Ford and is supported by Arts Council England, The Portico Library and The Whitworth Art Gallery.

A programme of events has been planned to coincide with the exhibition, including an evening to celebrate the Cut Cloth project on 6 July and a workshop on 8 July. See here for more information.

Image: Sophie King

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