Exhibition12 May 2023, 18:00 - 21:00
13 May 2023 - 14 May 2023, 11:00 - 18:00
22 Hertford Road
Sarabande Foundation Presents WARPED
Sarabande Foundation, established by Lee Alexander McQueen, returns for a celebration of the art of contemporary weaving. Jeweller Megan Brown, artist Anouska Samms and designer Martina Spetlova present an interactive installation amongst their own unique approaches to weaving. Learn about the tangled links between materials and personal stories that are bound within each practice.
At the heart of the show is an interactive loom installation that spans 8 metres x 2 metres. Created from repurposed wood from Alexander McQueen’s AW23 show, it will be exhibited alongside the artist’s own unique approaches to weaving. Purposefully designed to function as a collective tool, visitors are invited to join conversations while co-creating an abstract piece of material on the loom, exploring themes from family lineage, heritage and community, working alongside the warp and weft.
The coming together of these three distinct practitioners not only highlights the innovative ways creatives make use of the loom today, but pays homage to the design of a machine that has remained relatively unchanged through time and geography. The loom bridges all three of these innovative and diverse creative practices.