“We live in an uncertain world. The only certainty now seems to be uncertainty. Life is full of disruption on personal, political, local and global scales. Whilst the effects of disruption can be problematic, disruption can have a positive outcome: it can force change, it can lead to greater understanding as well as previously un-thought of opportunities” Dr Melanie Miller (curator).
The DIS/rupt project is the result of a series of workshops and discussions between the members of the Textile Study Group with curators and artists such as Professor Lesley Millar, Caroline Bartlett and Dr Melanie Miller. The group explored several main themes, including global conflict, with the concomitant problems of migration and the refugee crisis; climate change and ecological disruption; conflict within domestic relationships; and disruption within traditional fabric making processes. Members produced individual responses to their selected theme through the influence of stitched textiles, but not exclusively with fabric and thread. The exhibition launched at SIT Select, May 2017 and tours into 2018. More information on the project can be found at www.textilestudygroup.co.uk
The Textile Study Group is a group of nationally and internationally recognised textile artists and tutors, well known for innovative and challenging approaches to art practice and contemporary teaching.