Sensual Austerity - Bolton
Arts Council funded solo touring exhibition
Bolton Museum and Art Gallery, 23rd - 4th Nov 2006. Curated by Sarah Teale.
The nature of the space at the Hub provided the opportunity to produce an ambitious large scale site specific installation of 27 cloth constructed bag forms which lined the Roof Gallery, plus three further site-specific interventions within the corridor and foyer areas.
The exhibition in Bolton provided the opportunity to show several series of both wall based and sculptural works within Bristow's home town – a town that was at the heart of the cotton industry and renowned for its textile heritage
A 46 page full colour catalogue accompanied the exhibition and included two commissioned essays: ‘Articulate Silence’ by Elisa Oliver, Senior Lecturer Leeds Metropolitan University/Lecturer Manchester Metropolitan University; and ‘Clothing the Grid: Alterations and Alternations’ by Victoria Mitchell, Senior Lecturer Fine Art, Norwich University of the Arts.