Following on from Victoria Mitchell’s talk on the relationships between text and textiles, we have a some members of a textile group in residence this week, rain or shine. This is some information about them:
Seamless – ethos
Keen to push the boundaries of ‘Textile’, the Seamless Textile Group was established by MA Textile Culture graduates in order to further their practise, both individually and in collaboration. Whilst studying together at Norwich University College of the Arts they developed a critical framework that informs their ongoing personal development, on a national and international platform. They use textiles in their broadest sense; from video and sound to printmaking and digital imagery as a platform to explore and communicate concepts that reflect their individual passions. Originating from a wealth of different textile specialisms, the Seamless Textile Group brings a refreshing look at the past, present and future of the question of ‘Textile’.
Four members of the Seamless Group will participate in the residency at Queen of Hungary Project Space: Sue Foster, Stephanie Potts, Cathy Rumsey and Mary Ward. This residency is an opportunity for us to spend a period of concentrated and focused time on both making and critical discussion. We will explore the common threads in our work and collaborative working, and how we each pursue and move forward our individual art practice. We will sound out ideas in a supportive environment, we will experiment, play and enjoy. On Tuesday morning artist Polly Binns will join us as a mentor to ‘bring words to what we have got’ through group crits and discussion.
As a result of the residency we expect to feel that we have a moved on with our art practice, feeling stimulated, reinvigorated and positive with a clearer understanding of how we continue to develop and progress in the future.