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British Textile Biennial 2021

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Super Slow Way, 5 Slater Terrance, Sandygate, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 1RN

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British Textile Biennial 2021

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British Textile Biennial returns in 2021 with new artist commissions, exhibitions and performances presented against the backdrop of the impressive infrastructure of the cotton industry in Pennine Lancashire. In 2021, BTB21 turns its attention to the global nature of textiles and the relationships they create, both historically and now, with a major new commission by Turner Prize winner Lubaina Himid and fashion historian Amber Butchart as guest curator. 

 

With an abiding interest in the history of textiles in East African and British contexts, Lubaina Himid will present a major new work responding to the Gawthorpe Textile Collection in Burnley, exploring the histories of industrialisation, female labour, migration and globalisation. The Gawthorpe Textile Collection is one of the most interesting textile collections in the UK, with 30,000+ artefacts, spanning five centuries, covering a broad range of techniques and originating from across the globe, this collection speaks as much about cultural, social and personal histories as it does about textile craft.  

 

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