Barbar Heller, Ozymadias, detail

Barbar Heller, Ozymadias, detail

This autumn, The National Centre for Craft & Design presents Here & Now – the first major curated exhibition of contemporary tapestry in England for over 20 years. Showcasing the breadth of international talent and most innovative approaches to the medium, the show challenges the notion of tapestry as a dying craft and marks a point in time for the artform.

The exhibition is open from 1 Oct – 15 Jan 2017.
Here & Now demonstrates the commitment to contemporary tapestry internationally and features artists from Australia, Norway, Latvia, Japan and the USA alongside British tapestry weavers. Each of the exhibition pieces has been carefully selected for its individual merit and ability to mark a point in time in the artist’s career, in textiles and in the modern world. The works showcase the ways in which the narrative heritage of the medium is used to engage with political, aesthetic and personal issues of current discourse, and emphasise that the art of tapestry weaving is contemporary and relevant across the world.
Artists
  • Valerie Kirk
  • Barbara Heller
  • Aino Kajaniemi
  • Ayako Matsumura
  • Misao Watanabe
  • Yasuko Fujino
  • Ai Ito
  • Saori Sakai
  • Rolands Krutovs
  • Ieva Krumina
  • Kristin Sæterdal
  • Tonje Høydahl Sørli
  • Caron Penney
  • Fiona Rutherford
  • Sara Brennan
  • Jilly Edwards
  • Fiona Hutchinson
  • Joan Baxter
  • Pat Taylor
  • Philip Sanderson
  • Erin M Riley
Venue:
The National Centre for Craft & Design
Navigation Wharf, Carre Street
Sleaford, Lincolnshire NG34 7TW
Further information: NCCD