I get out of London every now & again and when I do, visit as many galleries and museums as possible. A recent flit to Manchester meant I could finally get to see the Whitworth Art Gallery, revamped a few years ago. A wonderful space with a brilliant cafe too – their full English breakfast kept me going all day – essential after a night on the dance floor.
The Thread Bearing Witness project with Alice Kettle is impressive and not only in scale; these large panels deal with the connected themes of cultural heritage, displacement and the forced movement of people as refugees, collaborating with migrants and their creativity as individuals.
Detail of Sky
This picture of Sea gives an idea of the scale
And the third panel, Earth.
The back was as intriguing as the front
The Stitch a Tree project was shown alongside with a collection of individually embroidered trees of life, symbolising resilience and strength, made into a forest.