two cloth stories

Unravelling a cultural dislocation.

Event details

  • 9 July 2024 - 12 August 2024

    10:00-17:00 (GMT)

    James Hockey Gallery, UCA Farnham, Falkner Road, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DS

Mona Craven – In-between two cloth stories

Mona Craven
Ph. D. Viva Exhibition

Two things, a whitework cloth embroidered in India and the southern African cloth, shweshwe, centred my practice-based research. Unravelling these things material culture stories in a “south-thinking-praxis” brought cultural dislocation to the foreground.

The exhibition brings together a reconfiguration of my practice outcomes and three installations, that were presented as encounters with cloth at ‘events of place’1 in local southern England spaces. 

A relationality between the two cloth things, colonial and postcolony space, brought focus to the connecting blue-and-white threads.

Monday to Friday: 10:00 to 17:00
Private View: 17 July, 17:00 to 19:00
A Drawing Day: 7 August, 11:00 to 15:00 (find out more)
RSVP and enquiries:


1. Doreen Massey (2005:138)