Out of Synch
Coventry-based weaver Theo Wright presents an exhibition of textiles that explore synchronisation and sequencing of design elements. In Wright’s works, which are woven in linen and silk on a 16-shaft dobby loom, colour and pattern sequences are disrupted so that they shift in and out of alignment. The exhibition includes framed works and wall hangings, and the Out of Synch project also extends to handmade scarves, available to order directly from the artist.
12-18 December 2019, Artspace Arcadia Gallery, 32 City Arcade, Coventry, CV1 3HW

2019 art highlights – a personal selection by Judith Alder
This informal end of year round-up at Towner Art Gallery is led by artist Judith Alder, who will talk about some of the art and artists that have made an impact this year. Alder will kick off the evening by showing images and clips of the exhibitions and artworks which have been most memorable for her. If there is a particular artist or exhibition that has made an impression on you and your work this year, you can send an image in advance to [email protected] and your choice will be shared on the evening.
12 December 2019, Towner Art Gallery, Devonshire Park, College Road, Eastbourne BN21 4JJ. www.a-n.co.uk/events/2019-art-highlights-a-personal-selection-by-judith-alder/

Art Bar Bristol Christmas Quiz
Art Bar Bristol is a monthly series of informal art talks based on the popular format founded by Art Bar Bath, in which artists, curators and creatives come together to talk about art over drinks and food. The annual Art Bar Christmas Quiz will test your art knowledge and creative skills, including a special making round and ‘famous artists’ parade’, with prizes for both the winners and the losers.
18 December 2019, Renatos, 33 King Street, Bristol BS1 4DS. 

Bummock: The Lace Archive
The Bummock is the large part of an iceberg hidden beneath the surface of the sea. In this exhibition at The Constance Howard Gallery in London artists Andrew Bracey, Danica Maier and Lucy Renton have produced new work as a result of a residency that researched unseen and undervalued parts of the Lace Archive, Nottingham. The exhibition also features items from the Goldsmiths Textile Collection, which includes historical and anthropological resources on textiles and dress, and a substantial selection of rare materials on textile and fibre art.
2 December 2019 – 16 January 2020, Constance Howard Gallery & Textile Archive, Deptford Town Hall, Goldsmiths University, London.

1. Theo Wright, Out of Synch
2. Judith Alder, work-in-progress
3. Art Bar Bristol poster
4. Bummock: The Lace Archive poster

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