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Conversations In Creativity :- Alice Kettle - Burnley- 5pm -7pm - 17/10/19

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~Discusssions with those who aren’t culturally minded reaches a very banal level. More preoccupied with either their favourite soap opera or sport than what’s being exhibited at the local art gallery.

Chatting with culturally minded ones though takes on a whole new meaning. You can gain an appreciation for the work they are doing and invest time in seeing their work on display.

On Thursday 17th October 2019 you can experience :- ‘Conversations in Creativity :- Alice Kettle. It will take place at The Council Chamber, Padiham Town Hall, 83 Burnley Road, Padiham, Burnley. Registration in 4.30pm with a 5-7pm discussion. The event will be hosted by Gemma Potter.

Here is a little background about each of the leading people:-

Alice Kettle is a contemporary textile/fibre artist based in the UK and has established an internationally regarded unique area of practice. Her stitched works, many the size of huge figurative tapestries, exploit the textures and effects made possible through the harnessing of a mechanical process to intuitive, conceptual and creative ends.For more information please visit :-. www.alicekettle.co.uk

Gemma Potter is a participatory maker currently exploring our understanding of skill and craft expertise in digital gaming through a PhD at Manchester Metropolitan University. For more information please visit:-gemmamaypotter.co.uk/patterncraft.

Throughout the two hour session Alice will share insights and inspirations from her journey to establishing her global reputation as a highly regarded contemporary artist focused upon stitched textiles, as a powerful medium to explore these ideas.

Interested ones should be aware that there is a free shuttle bus service between Burnley Manchester Road Train Station, Padiham Town Hall and exhibition at Gawthorpe Hall (Last admission to exhibition - 4pm).

The event is free to attend but Pre registration for artist talk and shuttle bus service to/from exhibition are  essential via Eventbrite.

This is part of the BRITISH TEXTILE BIENNIAL 2019. It’s object mission is to throw  a spotlight on the nation’s creativity, innovation and expression in textiles against the backdrop of the impressive infrastructure of the cotton industry in Pennine Lancashire.

The month of October 2019 will be an ideal opportunity to learn about fabric as a means of expression; exploring textiles as a vehicle for protest and cultural identity in installations, performances and art works that take a dynamic look at our relationship with that most basic and ancient of human creations, cloth.

For more information and full programme of exhibits, events, performances, installations, talks and workshops visit the dedicated website:britishtextilebiennial.co.uk

Gain a deeper understanding of the themes that informed Alice Kettle's work and an insight into the inspirations from her journey to establishing her global reputation:-

  • Conversations in Creativity: Alice Kettle
  • The Council Chamber, Padiham Town Hall, 83 Burnley Road
  • Thursday 17th October 2019 17:00pm to 19:00pm

^Alex Ashworth