Cloth and Memory Exhibition, Salt’s Mill, Salt Aire

We, the HNC Contemporary Constructed Textiles students, had spent the week at College in Bradford, and on the last day our Tutor suggested we took a trip to Salt Aire, a UNESCO World Heritage site.   We were to tour the Cloth and Memory exhibition on the dis-used top floor at Salts Mill. Curator Professor Lesley Millar was on hand to describe and interpret the works.  A stunning exhibition, of unbelieveable quality of work(wo)manship and so well staged.

It was a lovely day outside, but Lesley reminded us, that this floor of the building had no windows onto the streets of Salt Aire so workers, particularly in the winter would see nothing but the inside walls of the mill.

However, on the day we were there, the sun was in and out of the light cloud and at times, streaming through the glass panels in the roof onto the pieces in the gallery.  I have blogged a couple of lovely images from the exhibition, and hope you feel moved to pay a visit to Salts Mill


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