Weaving New Worlds
Weaving New Worlds was an exhibition at the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow, London in the summer of 2018. It was the brainchild of Lesley Millar, an eminent curator and academic in the field of textiles. She wanted to showcase the work of sixteen women textile artists from around the world on the theme of Utopia/Dystopia. Images and the catalogue are available here:
Subject matter ranged from a portrait of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un to commentary on the Syrian civil war, although some were also happier in content. My piece, Cromarty, was about some of my ancestry and how they were metaphorically joined together through the trade in flax across the Baltic, a more positive story.
In this short video, my tapestry is the fourth one illustrated. https://www.facebook.com/WMGallery/videos/weaving-new-worlds/10155507086570222/
The beautiful gallery is in the former family home of the celebrated textile artist William Morris (who also had many other strings to his bow). It was a privilege to be part of this exhibition.