An interview with Rachelle Romeo

North London based artist and activist Rachelle Romeo’s work caught our eye with its powerful and poetic use of embroidery. Romeo’s stitched stories of trauma, belonging, and becoming are literally mapped onto the landscapes of London and the UK – striking visual reminders of the brutal colonial legacies and ongoing trauma of the Windrush scandal […]

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‘Always in the Middle’: Unpicking the Fabric of Domesticity with Mary Sibande

I have recently encountered Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s concept of the ‘rhizome’’, says Mary Sibande. ‘They say a rhizome has neither a beginning nor and end, but always a middle.’ The South African artist was referring specifically to her series of sculpture and textile works, The Purple Shall Govern (2013). The striking figure at […]

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Spotlight: Guernica Remakings

Pablo Picasso’s Guernica (1937) is one of the most famous pieces of political art. Created in response to the bombing of Guernica, a Basque Country town in Picasso’s native Spain, by Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy, the work combines the artist’s Cubist style with the traditions of political and religious banners. Guernica drew international attention […]

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Interview with Hannah Waldron

Hannah Waldron’s weavings translate the dynamism of modern architecture and cityscapes into fabric design… Hannah exhibited ‘Span IV’  as part of WEAVE IT!. The spans series links archetypal textile design language with the built environment. The compression and extension in the compositions continues Hannah’s interest in high speed travel, rhythm, and acceleration in relation to […]

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