Sunday, 19 October 2008

Lesley Millar’s inaugural lecture

Lesley Millar’s inaugural lecture was held at the Design Council, London on 6 October 2008. The title of the lecture was Transition and influence and she discussed the interconnected mappings of contemporary textile practice. It was interesting to hear how textiles had been used to subvert communist rule in the Baltic states and how they are being used in Mexico to remember those who have ‘disappeared’. The Japanese aesthetic is unique and it was interesting to see the variety of textiles being produced in Japan especially the way huge textiles are produced from small units that can be transported and reassembled in different venues. It was also interesting to see how Lesley has brought textile practitioners together from different areas to produce fascinating and stimulating exhibitions. This image was taken at Lesley’s most recent exhibition ‘Cloth and culture’.

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