Seminar Workshop: Fibre, Thread and Textile. Whitechapel Gallery & Tate Modern

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th October 2014

 

This weekend I presented and ran a two day seminar workshop titled ‘Fibre, Thread and Textile’ at the Whitechapel Gallery and Tate Modern in London.

"I Don't Know. The Weave of Textile Language'. Turbine Hall, Tate Modern. Image: The Guardian.com

“I Don’t Know. The Weave of Textile Language’. Richard Tuttle. Turbine Hall, Tate Modern.
Image: The Guardian.com

‘Join a two-day workshop led by artist Shelly Goldsmith, taking the work of artist Richard Tuttle as a starting point for a series of presentations, discussions and practical activities exploring textiles as material. Tuttle came to prominence in the 1960s as part of a generation of Post-Minimalist artists and is known for his delicate, small scale works and use of everyday, ephemeral materials. His work has often been described as being in a state of ‘in between’, moving between sculpture, painting, poetry and drawing, avoiding categorisation. Coinciding with theRichard Tuttle: The Weave of Textile Languageexhibition at Whitechapel Gallery this autumn as well as his new commission in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall, this workshop invites you to explore and engage with this practice also tracing Tuttle’s interest and use of textile in his 50-year career. By exploring structure, texture, form and colour through textiles and fibres, this is a unique opportunity to develop your own ideas and practical skills in this field’.

 

Richard Tuttle, Exhibition Catalogue.  Image: shop.tate.org.uk

Richard Tuttle, Exhibition Catalogue.
Image: shop.tate.org.uk

Documentary images and more details of the workshop will be posted very soon.

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Setting up for the day in the Clore Creative Studios at the Whitechapel Gallery

Setting up for the day in the Clore Creative Studios at the Whitechapel Gallery

Day 2 was held in the Level 6 East Room at Tate Modern. Fantastic views !

Day 2 was held in the Level 6 East Room at Tate Modern. Fantastic views !

Looking out from Level 6 to St Paul's Cathedral

Looking out from Level 6 to St Paul’s Cathedral

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One Response to “Seminar Workshop: Fibre, Thread and Textile. Whitechapel Gallery & Tate Modern”

  1. A very informative article . It always amazes me just how many artists, even professionals, become amateur when submitting work for exhibitions

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