Exhibitions

Z-Twist, Exhibition of contemporary textiles created on the Z-Twist Residency’- Pink Cabbage Gallery in Stroud 31st May – 13th June 2014

31th May – 13th June 2014

Open Wednesdays to Saturdays

Pink Cabbage Gallery 1 Middle Street Stroud GL5 1DZ

 ‘Z-Twist, Exhibition of contemporary textiles created on the Z-Twist Residency’ will showcase work from Debbie Smyth, Penny Wheeler and Lucy Lean

Z–Twist is a new and exciting Arts Council funded programme for Somerset Art Works (SAW) and Stroud International Textiles (SIT). Z – Twist has brought together artists, designers, textile producers, educators and curators to raise the profile of high quality textiles in Somerset and the south west – past, present and future.

Z-Twist has placed three contemporary designer/makers; Lucy Lean, Penny Wheeler and Debbie Smyth in traditional textile industries and education settings over a period of three months to enable them to develop a new body of work with support from textile manufacturers, local heritage collections, Somerset College equipment and Stroud International Textiles (SIT). This exhibition will show the results of the residencies. It promises to be inspiring and a fascinating insight from three highly skilled artists who have explored and researched to create this final body of work. PRESENTED by Somerset Art Works in partnership with Select festival/Stroud International Textiles.

Pink Cabbage Gallery 1 Middle Street Stroud GL5 1DZ. http://www.somersetartworks.org.uk. https://sawztwist.wordpress.com. 

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Z Twist Taster – Sunday 27 April – Monday 26 May

Sunday 27 April – Monday 26 May

Display case in the Museum in the Park Foyer

Museum in the Park, Stratford Road, Stroud GL5 4AF

Tuesday – Friday 10am – 4pm. Weekends 11am – 4pm

closed Mondays except bank Holidays

Z–Twist is a new Arts Council funded programme for Somerset Art Works (SAW) and Stroud International Textiles (SIT).  Z – Twist has brought together artists, designers, textile producers, educators and curators to raise the profile of high quality textiles in Somerset and the south west – past, present and future.

Three contemporary designer/makers; Lucy Lean, Penny Wheeler and Debbie Smyth worked in traditional textile industries and education settings to develop a new body of work with support from textile manufacturers, local heritage collections, SAW, Somerset College and SIT.

Z – Twist has partnered up with textile manufacturing partners Fox Brothers & Co, John Boyd Textiles, WSP Textiles to assist the three artists to work towards two exhibitions showing in Select.

PRESENTED by Somerset Art Works in partnership with Select festival/Stroud International Textiles

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