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Battle of Britain Lace Panel: Then and Now

7 Jul - 4 Nov 2018
Wed-Sun (and Bank Holiday Mon) 12.00-5.00pm

Gawthorpe Textiles Collection
Gawthorpe Hall
BB12 8UA



Tel: 01282 773963

While reflecting the imagery and style of the original panel, Carol’s panels incorporate needlerun lace on net, digital printing, lace and embroidery. Her exhibition also includes an installation of 1497 stylized parachutes, one for each airman who died or was mortally wounded in the Battle.

The Battle of Britain lace panel has an emotional link with Shuttleworth family history and Gawthorpe Hall. Richard, the second Lord Shuttleworth, was an RAF Hurricane Pilot killed during the Battle of Britain. He was the nephew of Rachel Kay-Shuttleworth, who founded the textile collection at Gawthorpe.

The exhibition is accompanied by the following events:

Meet the Artist
Saturday 15 September, 1-4pm

Meet Carol Quarini and find out about her work and the original Battle of Britain commemorative lace panel that inspired her.

This event is part of the Battle of Britain Day commemorations at Gawthorpe Hall. Join in fun for all the family, including playing under a giant parachute on the front lawn and making paper aeroplanes.

Free drop-in event - no need to book (Hall entry charges apply)

Artist Talk
Thursday 4 October, 1-3pm

Join Carol Quarini for her talk Lace – Breaking Free about her work as a textile artist and researcher who makes and studies lace, using contemporary lace as a medium for conceptual practice.

This event includes a viewing of her Battle of Britain Lace Panel: Then and Now exhibition with Carol.

£6 includes Hall entry – booking essential

For more information and to book visit www.gawthorpetextiles.org.uk/events

Thank you to the Esmée Fairburn Collections Fund for supporting this exhibition’s engagement programme.