Redwork Symposium and Workshop

April 8, 2016 9:30 am-April 9, 2016 4:00 pm

A one-day symposium / two-day symposia + workshop event – from Bath School of Art & Design Textile Research Centre in partnership with the American Museum in Britain.

DAY 1 – ‘Red Work’ symposium at Bath School of Art and Design
Date: Friday 8th April 2016
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm
Location: Bath School of Art & Design, Sion Hill, Landsdown, Bath, BA1 5SF


Dr Clare Rose – Lecturer Royal School of Needlework, Historian of fashion and textiles
Jenny Waterson – Learning Curator Gawthorpe Textiles Collection
Kate Hebbert – Chief Curator The American Museum in Bath
Melanie Miller – Maker, teacher, curator, writer, editor, textiles / embroidery
Lynn Setterington – Senior Lecturer Manchester Metropolitan University, Textile Artist
Rachael Howard – Lecturer Bath Spa University, Textile Artist

Rachael Howard, acclaimed textile artist, and Lecturer in Textile Design at Bath Spa University, brings her celebrated exhibition ‘Red Work’ direct from the Waterside Arts Centre in Manchester, to the BSU Sion Hill Campus, before it heads on tour in the South West.

Drawing on a range of sources and gathered expertise this broad and stimulating day will explore the history, values, and reach of Redwork and other related textiles employing stitch and imagery to capture, share and provoke cultural discourse.

Co-convened by Rachael Howard and Tim Parry-Williams (Course Leader MA Design: Fashion & Textiles), this is the latest symposia event presented by the Textile Research Centre at Bath Spa University. 

DAY 2 – Red Work – American Museum Special Collection Tours and Workshop with Rachael Howard
(In partnership with The American Museum in Bath)
Date: Saturday 9th April 2016
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Location: American Museum in Bath, Claverton Manor, Bath, BA2 7BD

Tea/Coffee/Cookie in The Coach House Seminar Room
Delegates dived into two groups of ten
10:30 – 11:30 Group A 
View red work quilts behind the scenes with the museum’s Chief Curator.*
Group B
Guided textile tour within the museum.
11:30 – 12:30 Group A and B swap activities
12:30 LUNCH
13:30 Covered Buttons – Red Work inspired workshop with Rachael Howard, all delegates.
All materials will be supplied
14:30 Tea/Coffee/Cookie break
14:45 Covered Buttons workshop continues
15:45 Group critique
16:00 FINISH

*Please note: 
There is limited access to the curatorial workshop where the curator will be showing redwork quilts from the collection on Saturday. The workshop is on the lower level of the exhibition building. There is no lift access to the workshop, only stairs. Anyone who cannot use stairs will not be able to get to the workshop.
All other areas of the Museum are fully accessible. This is the only space that isn’t because it is not usually visited by members of the public.

(To include ‘packed lunch’ and morning/afternoon refreshments):
Full rate £45
Students (NUS registered) £25

DAY 1 & DAY 2
(To include lunches and refreshments):
Full rate only £80

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