Thursday, 9 September 2010

Material Actions

Plymouth College of Art Gallery is showing an exhibition called Material Actions.
The 'exhibition is inspired by ideas explored in the March 2009 Textile Forum South West conference, Textile Footprint. The conference discussed the ethical investments in the practice of textiles and was a timely look at issues surrounding the ethical, ecological and sustainable use of materials'.
'The Material Actions exhibition will further question how textiles are used actively to affect and contribute to ethical, social, cultural and environmental change'. It will focus on 'the special qualities
and active role textile practice can bring to challenge these current debates'.

 Alison Harper is one of the 13 national and local artists being showcased.

Material Actions
Plymouth College of
Art Gallery

Life Stages: Mop Cloak
2008, Kim Thornton

A publication titled 'Material Actions' has been published by Plymouth College of Art to coincide with
the exhibition.
Textile Forum South West - see here