Cut Cloth, Contemporary textiles and feminism

Cut Cloth, Contemporary textiles and feminism

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Title: Cut Cloth, Contemporary textiles and feminism

Cut Cloth is an exhibition, publication and series of workshops that examine the shifting role of textiles within contemporary feminist art practices.

This publication contemplates the rise in popularity of art textiles and a contemporary reflection on it’s value as a specifically feminist mode of expression. Once a belittled and marginalized medium, in the 60s and 70s it was a radical act [in itself] to bring women’s work into the gallery space. Artists looked to both subvert and celebrate textiles in order to disrupt the very femininities that it played a role in constructing. This seemingly paradoxical project is both a reclamation and elevation and is by no means finished. Textiles still occupy an ambiguous space between art, craft, private and public space. However the increasing visibility of textiles in galleries and the historical
reappraisal of both textiles and feminism must be reflected upon. Cut cloth looks toward tactics that respond to these new challenges, drawing upon feminist legacies whilst acknowledging the shifting politics of cloth in contemporary culture

The project is led by Sarah-Joy Ford and is kindly supported by Arts Council England, The Portico Library and Whitworth Art Gallery.

Publishers Website: www.popublishing.co.uk
Project Website: https://www.cutcloth.co.uk
(essays available online on the website)
Title: Cut Cloth, Contemporary textiles and feminism
Editor: Sarah-Joy Ford
Author OR Authors: Professor Janis Jefferies, Elizabeth Emery, Charlotte Cullen, Dr Julia Skelly, Dr Alexandra Kokoli, Dr Christine Checinska, Gill Crawshaw & Jesse Harrod, Pennina Barnett, Dr Jenifer Harris, James Moss
Additional contributor:
Designer: Jordan Talor
Cover Design: Charley Blake Banks
Printers: Ex why zed
Publication date: June 2017
Published by: PO publishing
Edition size: 100 copies
Format: soft back + cover art work (Sophie King)
Size: 240x170mm Portrait Perfect Bound
Number of pages: 130
Type of printing: Digital, colour
Number of images: 41
Price: £15
ISBN: 978-1-910846-04-9
Benedict Phillips: PO Publishing, 12 Sholebroke Mount, Leeds, LS7 3HG, UK

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Title: Cut Cloth, Contemporary textiles and feminism

Cut Cloth is an exhibition, publication and series of workshops that examine the shifting role of textiles within contemporary feminist art practices.

This publication contemplates the rise in popularity of art textiles and a contemporary reflection on it’s value as a specifically feminist mode of expression. Once a belittled and marginalized medium, in the 60s and 70s it was a radical act [in itself] to bring women’s work into the gallery space. Artists looked to both subvert and celebrate textiles in order to disrupt the very femininities that it played a role in constructing. This seemingly paradoxical project is both a reclamation and elevation and is by no means finished. Textiles still occupy an ambiguous space between art, craft, private and public space. However the increasing visibility of textiles in galleries and the historical
reappraisal of both textiles and feminism must be reflected upon. Cut cloth looks toward tactics that respond to these new challenges, drawing upon feminist legacies whilst acknowledging the shifting politics of cloth in contemporary culture

The project is led by Sarah-Joy Ford and is kindly supported by Arts Council England, The Portico Library and Whitworth Art Gallery.

Publishers Website: www.popublishing.co.uk
Project Website: https://www.cutcloth.co.uk
(essays available online on the website)
Title: Cut Cloth, Contemporary textiles and feminism
Editor: Sarah-Joy Ford
Author OR Authors: Professor Janis Jefferies, Elizabeth Emery, Charlotte Cullen, Dr Julia Skelly, Dr Alexandra Kokoli, Dr Christine Checinska, Gill Crawshaw & Jesse Harrod, Pennina Barnett, Dr Jenifer Harris, James Moss
Additional contributor:
Designer: Jordan Talor
Cover Design: Charley Blake Banks
Printers: Ex why zed
Publication date: June 2017
Published by: PO publishing
Edition size: 100 copies
Format: soft back + cover art work (Sophie King)
Size: 240x170mm Portrait Perfect Bound
Number of pages: 130
Type of printing: Digital, colour
Number of images: 41
Price: £15
ISBN: 978-1-910846-04-9
Benedict Phillips: PO Publishing, 12 Sholebroke Mount, Leeds, LS7 3HG, UK

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