Fourth biennial exhibition of contemporary woven tapestry art – INNER SOUNDS
South East – The British Tapestry Group
Wednesday 4th April – Saturday 21st April excluding Sundays
Open 10.00 – 5.00pm daily
Haslemere Museum, 78 High Street, Haslemere, GU27 2LA
About the exhibition
Inner Sounds, as a woven tapestry art exhibition, is the latest in a series of biennials showcasing the individual creative practices of members of the British Tapestry Group South East (BTGSE).
The theme of the exhibition explores types of listening, visualised in a world saturated with sounds and images, with the intention of raising awareness whether as viewer, listener or tapestry weaver.
The exhibitors have explored their responses through the medium of woven tapestry to create rich and varied works of art. The tapestry art on display will include works from all members including those who exhibit nationally and internationally as well as from those who are at different stages of their artistic journeys.
Visit the studio adjoining the gallery where there will be:
- Weaving supplies and postcards for purchase
- Other textile related stalls
- Demonstrations (not continuous)
- Opportunities to meet and talk to the weavers
For further information on the Exhibition or Private View please contact Lin Squires on 0780 160 7286 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Haslemere’s links to weaving
Surrey and Sussex have a rich history of weaving and so it is fitting that the exhibition is being held at the Haslemere Museum as the town was a thriving centre for weaving as recently as 100 years ago. Haslemere’s Arts and Craft movement was based around Foundry Meadow. The silk weaver, Luther Hooper ran the Haslemere silk weaving studio from Green Bushes. Nearby at the Weaving House on Kings Road, Maude Egerton King set up eleven looms to teach local women to weave. Next door was the Tapestry Studio where tapestries and rugs were made to Godfrey Blount’s designs. (See www.haslemeresociety.org )