Tag Archives: Textiles

COMMENT: Somiya Kalavidya

The district of Kutch in the West Indian region of Gujarat is famed for its signature mirror work and dense embroidery motifs with each of the regions tribes and sub-tribes maintaining their closely guarded signature styles. Central to all this activity is the distinct and well-respected Somaiya Kalavidya, an organisation who provide design education for Kutch’s traditional Read More

Interview: Joana Vasconcelos for Corridor 8

As visitors to Manchester Art Gallery walk through the main entrance they are currently greeted by two proud and magnificent lion marble sculptures which have been encased in a delicate black crochet net. In her most ambitious UK exhibition to date, Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos has taken over Manchester Art Gallery. An artist known for Read More