Re-View Textile

by The Atkinson | Southport
Date of event: 29/01/22 - 26/03/22
Artist: Re-View Textile

From delicate stitched knickers with hidden meanings to obscured colourful embroidery, Re-View Textiles tackle the themes of identity and place with works made during lockdown and beyond.

Re-View Textile is a textile artist network that draws its members from Liverpool, The Wirral and surrounding areas. The group has met regularly over the last 10 years to exchange ideas and create opportunities to exhibit together. The Re-View Textile artists make a wide range of 2D and 3D work using felt, knitting, crochet, wood carving, ceramics, and machine stitch, paint and assemblage; often from found and recycled materials, expressing concern for the environment.

For many of the group, the time in lockdown was used for creativity, giving opportunities for reflection and escape. The exhibition tours from The Willow Gallery in Oswestry and several artists have added additional pieces to the works previously shown there.

Themes such as the home, safety, and inner words appear in the exhibition. There are works showing nests, dreamscapes, life in different countries, loneliness, and metaphors from nature for the Corona virus. The land and sea also feature, shaping identity and culture. Seal people from Scotland, the history and geology of Iceland, the energy of the sea, ritualistic clay figures with robes stained with plant materials. Also, in the show are intricate lace edgings exploring the themes of gender and the marginalization of textiles in contemporary art.

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See the full exhibition for free on The Landing at The Atkinson or online at The Landing: Re-View Textile - The AtkinsonThe Atkinson