Sunday, 6 November 2011

Lost in Lace - Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Lost in Lace
29 October 2011 to 19 February 2012
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
Admission free

Step into a world of lace like you’ve never seen before. See how the patterns, materials and cultural traditions of lace are represented through radical new approaches by 20 leading UK and international artists.

Featuring large-scale, theatrical and visually spectacular work, this exhibition challenges perceptions of what lace can be, involving the visitor in an environment where spaces become fluid and thread creates entirely new boundaries. 

Many of the international artists are showing in the UK for the first time and artworks will be breaking out beyond the bounds of the gallery, into public spaces.
The exhibition is curated by Lesley Millar MBE, Professor of Textile Culture at the University for the Creative Arts, and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue (£25). Lost in Lace is produced in partnership between Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and the Crafts Council as part of the Fifty:Fifty Programme, and is developed in association with the University for the Creative Arts.

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