The Fabric of Protest
New exhibition opens at Site Gallery, Albert Dock
Site Gallery’s new exhibition at the Albert Dock, The Fabric of Protest, opens to the public on Wednesday 3 October 2007. The exhibition explores how fabric can be used to convey different messages and meanings, from Katherine Hamnett’s ‘58% DON’T WANT PERSHING’ T-shirt to Buddhist prayer flags and Islamic Hijabs.
The exhibition features the work of artists Nina Edge, Vanessa Cuthbert and Helen Thompson as well as video work by current Liverpool John Moores University Fine Art students Tim Fielding and Tom Sykes. Visitors will also be able to see how artists produce textiles with workshops and discussions taking place in the gallery throughout the exhibition.
John Bryne, Site’s curator said: “This exhibition shows how powerfully a mundane item like cotton can be used to communicate new meanings and understanding. We’re delighted that Nina Edge will be able to demonstrate how she develops her radical textiles. This exemplifies how Site can be used as a vehicle to demystify artistic processes while also stimulating creative debate and hopefully helping people engage more closely with the creative process.