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Kettle, AM., 2017.

Alice Kettle: Threads

Output Type:Exhibition
Venue:The Gallery Winchester Discovery centre
Dates:28/10/2017 - 14/1/2018
URL:www.hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk/the-gallery-at-winchester-discovery-centre
Number of Works:21
Repository URL:e-space.mmu.ac.uk/619687

Textile artist Alice Kettle returns to Winchester Discovery Centre with a solo exhibition marking the 10 year anniversary of the public artwork 'Looking Forwards to the Past, 2007'. This immense, multi-layered piece, caused a fundamental shift in practice for the artist. The retrospective exhibition represents to use of hand, machine and digital stitch, as a narrative medium, characterising textile as a descriptive language. The works are n the English canon of the medieval Opus Anglicanum, using densely stitched figural to depict contemporary event. Stitch is uniquely expanded to the a large scale format creating installation works which use textile as a material narrative tableau. The exhibition has been reviewed in Crafts and Embroidery magazine and was covered in the Guardian, Stitch MAgazine and Arts Quest and the Tatler. A monograph accompanies the exhibition.