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1 April - 4 June Here & Now Exhibition

Here & Now

Sat 1 April – Sun 4 June 9am - 9pm
mac Birmingham
Arena Gallery (Ground Floor)
Cannon Hill Park
Birmingham, B12 9QH

Here & Now is the first major curated exhibition of contemporary tapestry in England for over 20 years and demonstrates the commitment to contemporary tapestry internationally. The works showcase the ways in which the narrative heritage of the medium is used to engage with political, aesthetic and personal issues of current discourse, and emphasise that the art of tapestry weaving is contemporary and relevant across the world.

Curated by Professor Lesley Millar

The show has been partly funded by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation; the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and the Japan Foundation.

Here & Now is a touring exhibition from the National Centre for Craft & Design.

Image credit: Propera Ad Me (Come to me). Roland Krutovs

Soft back book, full colour throughout, which describes the context for the exhibition and the works of the artists.

Introductory essay by curator Professor Lesley Millar discusses the history of tapestry weaving and the contemporary context for the works. The 21 artists in the exhibition describe the work they have created for the exhibition and their thinking about tapestry.