A Darker Thread, Ruthin Craft Centre

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Dates: 3 February – 8 April 2018
Location: Ruthin Craft Centre, Park Road, Ruthin, LL15 1BB, Wales

The ‘A Darker Thread’ exhibition. previously exhibited at Oriel Myrddin, is touring to North Wales, and opens at Ruthin Craft Centre on Saturday 3 February 2018. The exhibition features work from my series Treading Clouds & Updraughts.

Wales has a much celebrated tradition of creating both utilitarian and decorative textiles of distinctive design. From power-loomed blankets to hand-stitched quilts, textiles are a key part of Welsh visual culture and history.

Exhibitors have been selected for their challenging, confrontational or unpredictable approach to making thoroughly contemporary work which confidently cross boundaries of art, design and craft. A variety of making processes are exemplified, but all make use of thread in some form.

Whilst ‘A Darker Thread’ takes this heritage as its starting point, twelve contemporary artists, designers and makers have been invited to exhibit work which subverts these expectations.

For more information visit www.ruthincraftcentre.org.uk