Eye of the Needle: Art, Stitch, Partnerships and Protest

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Cornelia Parker at work on Magna Carta An Embroidery – Photograph by Joseph Turp

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Cornelia Parker examines stitching as an expression of belonging and a vehicle for change

Throughout history people have employed needle and thread to create objects that have played an important role in signalling allegiance and stimulating discussion about rights, responsibilities and freedoms. Sue Prichard, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Textiles at the Victoria & Albert Museum chairs a panel of artists, including Cornelia Parker, makers and experts to examine stitching as an expression of belonging and a vehicle for change.

Sue Prichard was the lead curator for the major V&A exhibition Quilts 1700-2010 which toured to Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, in 2013.  Her research interests include 19th- and 20th-century domestic production; 1940s fashion, and the role women designers (1930-50). She has written a number of books including Artist Designed Textiles (Mid-Century Design, 2014), Quilts 1700-2010: Hidden Histories, Untold Stories; V&A Pattern: The Fifties (2009) and British Textile Design: the Search for a New Aesthetic (Henry Moore Textiles, 2008). She is currently working on a biography of the Hungarian émigré and textile designer Tibor Reich.

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Name: Eye of the Needle: Art, Stitch, Partnerships and Protest
Where: Conference Centre
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