Work by Sarah Burgess

Select Festival 2017

Dis/rupt Exhibition

Exhibited from Monday 1 May to Sunday 21 May, 2017

The Dis/rupt project is the result of a series of workshops between the members of the Textile Study Group with curators and artists such as Professor Lesley Millar, Caroline Bartlett and Dr Melanie Miller. The Textile Study Group is exploring several main themes, including global conflict, with the concomitant problems of migration and the refugee crisis; climate change and ecological disruption; conflict within domestic relationships; and disruption within traditional fabric making processes. TSG members will produce individual responses to their selected theme through the influence of stitched textiles, but not exclusively with fabric and thread. A programme of linked workshops and events will provide opportunities for participation, learning and discussion

 ‘’Whilst the effects of disruption can be problematic, disruption can have a positive outcome: it can force change, it can lead to greater understanding as well as previously un-thought of opportunities”

Dr Melanie Miller (curator)

There will be artist tours of the exhibition too - see

In addition to the Gallery One exhibition there will be a jewellery showcase curated by Mary La Trobe Bateman, featuring the work of renowned contemporary designer Jonathan Boyd.

Linked Workshops:

  • Sunday 7 May, 10am – 4pm: Natural Structures with Alice Fox
  • Saturday 13 May, 10am – 12.30pm: Zen Stitch with Sian Martin
  • Saturday 13 May, 1.30pm – 4pm: Make Paper Work like Cloth with Ruth Issett
  • Sunday 14 May, 10am – 4pm: Add to it, alter it, erase it! With Dorothy Tucker
  • Saturday 20 May, 10am – 4pm: What’s in a Word with Alison King

For full details, further courses available, prices and to book go to bookings page.

This exhibition is a part of Select Festival 2017 which runs from April 29 to May 28, 2017.

Did you know?

The Select Festival has been running a number of years - to see past shows take a look at our Previous Exhibitions page.


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