WEDNESDAY 30TH OCTOBER TO SUNDAY 3RD NOVEMBER 2019
We have partnered with Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge to create an exhibition titled TOAST RE-NEW. Five artists have been invited to re-new old TOAST garments and waste materials – from indigo-dyed cloth to hand-woven ikats – and to repurpose them into something unique and unexpected.
The finished artworks will be exhibited at Kettle’s Yard, a beautiful and unique house with a distinctive modern art collection and contemporary gallery space. We will also be running a series of workshops with the artists alongside the exhibition.
THE EXHIBITION IS OPEN:
WEDNESDAY – SUNDAY, 11AM – 5PM
THE RESEARCH SPACE, KETTLE’S YARD
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Alice Fox is based in West Yorkshire and has a fascination for the detail of natural objects. Her work celebrates her experiences of the landscape. With sustainability at the heart of her practice, Alice uses natural fibres and gathered materials, employing natural dyes, stitch, weave and soft basketry techniques.
Abigail Booth works across textiles, drawing and painting. Her work explores the histories of piecework, pigment and cloth. She currently runs her collaborative arts practice Forest + Found, with whom she exhibits internationally. She uses traditional textile crafts in her work as a way to engage in wider conversations about making and craft.
Hannah Robson is an RCA graduate who celebrates and challenges the limits imposed by the loom, exploring how threads can escape vertical and horizontal pathways and disrupt traditional woven construction. She uses a combination of loom-weaving and lace-making to create woven three-dimensional textile structures.
Richard McVetis uses a range of media including drawing, installation and textiles to explore our perception of space and time. His minimalist work is an endless exploration, not just of form but of the reclamation and potential of process and repetition within stitch. Each piece is a step-by-step examination of perspective and scale.
Sophie Rowley is a material designer with an academic background in textile design. She reveals the hidden aesthetics of everyday matter through her innovative experimentation with process and craft. Using a wide range of techniques, her approach focuses on sustainability and material development.
Modern Tapestry with Sophie Rowley
WEDNESDAY 30TH OCTOBER, 11.30 – 2:30PM
Material designer Sophie Rowley pushes the physicality of materials revealing new features and hidden, unexpected aesthetics.
During this workshop, participants will experiment with a wide range of techniques to create a small wall tapestry.
Quilt Making with Abigail Booth
SATURDAY 2ND NOVEMBER, 11.30 – 4.30PM
Join artist and quilter Abigail Booth as she teaches you how to create your own abstract quilt design using TOAST waste fabrics or your own worn clothing.
During the workshop, Abigail will share her processes before encouraging you to experiment with colour, layout and design to piece together your own quilt.
Hand Embroidery with Richard McVetis
SUNDAY 3RD NOVEMBER, 11.30 – 5PM
British artist-maker Richard McVetis explores the slowness and rhythms of hand stitching.
In this workshop, participants will work freely with a combination of traditional hand embroidery techniques, drawing and mark making used in the creation of the works on display in Re-New.
You will apply these techniques to create your own textures and patterns.
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