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QUILT ART PRESENTS 'MATERIAL EVIDENCE' SHOW AT THE MENIER GALLERY, SOUTHWARK

QUILT ART PRESENTS 'MATERIAL EVIDENCE' SHOW AT THE MENIER GALLERY, SOUTHWARK

Above: Sara Impey, Haptic Feedback | Cover image: Willy Doreleijers, Invisible Revolution

Above: Sara Impey, Haptic Feedback | Cover image: Willy Doreleijers, Invisible Revolution

Material Evidence, a brand new exhibition by international group Quilt Art is coming to the Menier Gallery in Southwarkfrom 18 to 29 June, before going on a two-year tour across Europe. Celebrating the rich legacy of craftswomen who make art through quilting and textiles, and inspired by the life and work of the late Mary Fogg, an acclaimed artist and Quilt Art founder member, Material Evidence explores the theme of memory through the works of 18 international artists.

The first group of its kind in Europe, Quilt Art was founded in 1985 to develop the quilt as an artistic medium and promote its recognition as an art form. Its 18 members hail from all over the world and are all leading practitioners who exhibit nationally and internationally. While all the artists take as their starting point the quilt as a cultural artefact with its unique aesthetic qualities, they are extremely diverse in their interpretation and their work does not necessarily conform to the traditional definition of a quilt.

Dominie Nash, Stills From a Life

Dominie Nash, Stills From a Life

Some experiment with paint, dye and print, unusual materials or three dimensions. Some work at the cutting edge of technology, using digitally programmed embroidery or photographic techniques. Others confine themselves to fabric and thread, but they are all united by their passion for cloth, stitch, colour and texture as well as the limitless creative possibilities of the textile surface.

Quilt Art has exhibited extensively across the UK and the world over the last 30 years and this is their first London exhibition since 2002. The show is accompanied by a limited edition publication featuring all the quilts and will be touring internationally until 2022, with exhibitions already confirmed in the Netherlands, France, Hungary, Luxembourg, and Germany.

Karina Thompson, Let Go

Karina Thompson, Let Go

For more information on Material Evidence and Quilt Art, please click here. Material Evidence is at the Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU, from 18 to 29 June.

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