Textures of memory: the poetics of cloth

Group touring exhibition curated by Pennina Barnett and Pamela Johnson:

  • Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, 18 Sept – 30 Oct 1999

  • Pitshanger Manor & Gallery, London, 14 Jan – 20 Feb 2000

  • Piece Hall, Halifax, 11 March – 30 April 2000

  • Midland Arts Centre, Birmingham, 30 Sept – 12 Nov 2000

Textures of Memory, the Poetics of Cloth proposes cloth as a poetic language. Through its vocabulary – fold, drape, stretch, Stein and tear – it signifies an emotional range from intimacy, comfort and protection, to more disquieting state of restriction, fragility, loss and impermanence. A 40 page full colour catalogue accompanied the exhibition and included the essays ‘Acts of memory’ by Pamela Johnson and ‘Folds, fragments, surfaces: towards a poetics of cloth’ by Pennina Barnett.

Artists include: Polly Binns, Caroline Broadhead, Alicia Felberbaum, Marianne Ryan, Verdi Yahooda, Anne Wilson.