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Ctrl/Shift: New Directions in Textile Art

  • February 2, 2019 to April 22, 2019
  • 10:00am to 5:00pm

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A unique textile exhibition at the National Centre for Craft and Design, with exhibiting artists demonstrating the creative tensions that exist between accomplished skill, experimentation and the development of new ideas.

This exhibition enables participating artists to explore projects which manifest as transformations in their practice. Ctrl/Shift takes shifts and changes as its theme; in particular it is centred on artists whose practice is or has transformed, in small or large ways, especially towards expressions of innovation in textile art.

These shifts may be around changing attitudes to control; the introduction of new materials and techniques; and/or the impact of innovative and contemporary themes and ideas, and evolving technologies.

The exhibition comprises over thirty artworks by twenty-five artists, including carefully selected outcomes from a collaboration between three artists who reflected on and were inspired by each other’s work. The exhibition concept has been developed in partnership with the 62 Group and independent curator Liz Cooper.

The National Centre for Craft & Design works in partnership with artsNK, delivering diverse and high-quality arts experiences for visitors from across the UK, internationally and for the local community. It is managed and funded by North Kesteven District Council and is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England.

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Saturday 2nd February - Monday 22nd April

  • Open daily: 10am - 5pm.

Free admission.

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