Interview: Curator Marit Paasche on Scandinavian textile artist Hannah Ryggen

The Swedish-born Norwegian artist Hannah Ryggen (1894-1970) was responsible for some of the most daring, radical textile art created in the twentieth century. Ryggen’s life and work were strikingly atypical: a self-taught weaver and committed communist living on a remote, self-sufficient farm in Norway, Ryggen rejected the art market in order to create public art […]

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Interview: Nnenna Okore on Fraying, Twisting, Teasing, Tying

Nnenna Okore is an artist, educator and environmentalist. She has received international acclaim for the ways in which she engages with the environment in her artistic practice. Her abstract sculptures are created using a range of methods; shredding, fraying, twisting, teasing, tying, weaving, stitching, and dyeing are all used to create rich, textured pieces. Her […]

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Surreal chats with Aleksandra Kingo

Aleksandra Kingo takes hyper-real photographs that hinge on the surreal. Her influences feel like they take away from the likes of 70s fashion and New Wave cinema, with a generous helping of pop-culture in-between. Whether its commercial work, personal or editorial, Kingo’s images pop off the page (or screen). Unique, colourful and unmistakably hers, these […]

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Weaving Dreams with The London Loom

The London Loom is a workshop space that is every wannabe-weavers fantasy. Filled to the brim with materials, you can warp and weft until your heart’s content. The project was started by two friends Francesca Kletz and Brooke Dennis, who believe that craft is all about working in collaboration. Jade French finds out more…

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