The Cloth & Memory {2} exhibition at Salts Mill. 23 international textiles artists have created site specific pieces for the top floor spinning room space of the mill.
"23 international artists, both emerging and established, respond to an exceptional space, with remarkable work…"
Aside from a replacement roof this part of the mill remains as it would have looked during the Mill’s working days. Usually closed to visitors, the rare opening of this space showcases a selection of works that are not only spectacular in scale and beauty but provide their own thought provoking interpretations of a long forgotten industry.
"The Spinning Room at Salts Mill is 168 metres long and was described as the largest room in the world when built in 1853."
Featuring work from Jeanette Appleton (UK), Caroline Bartlett (UK), Koji Takaki (Japan) & Kari Steihaug (Norway). 
Personal highlights included the work from Reece Clements (UK) Katharina Hinsberg (Germany).
Clements’ family connection with the mill resonated with my own family ties to Salts Mill. Like Clements, my great grandparents also worked in the mill and lived in one of the terraced cottages in Saltaire, built for mill workers by founder Sir Titus Salt. Clements’ large scale felt and mixed media works, suspended from the ceiling, depict industrial scenes of Saltaire town. Woven into the fabric the subtle images merge with the textures of the fabric, physically weaving the image of the mill within the fibres of the material. Reflecting not only the deep rooted connotations of Saltaire to Clements’ family this piece also shows the relationship between textiles and Saltaire is as deeply bound as the town’s woven image running through the felt.
"Reece Clements’ felt and mixed media work is a direct response to interviews with the texture and architecture of Saltaire and the Spinning Room." 
Work from Katharina Hinsberg cleverly uses a single red thread to reconstruct a scale reproduction of the Spinning Room. An inventive, methodical and meticulous response to the space.
"Katharina Hinsberg had used a single red thread to measure the width and length of the Spinning Room. She has then used the thread to weave the physical memory of the room as an open grid cloth at the ration 1:100".
To view more of my images from the Cloth & Memory {2} exhibition visit my Pinterest board 'Exhibitions'.
18th August - 3rd November 2013 at Salts Mill, Saltaire, West Yorkshire. Free admission.
Quotes are taken from the Cloth & Memory {2} Gallery Guide. 
www.clothandmemory.com
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The Cloth & Memory {2} exhibition at Salts Mill. 23 international textiles artists have created site specific pieces for the top floor spinning room space of the mill.

"23 international artists, both emerging and established, respond to an exceptional space, with remarkable work…"

Aside from a replacement roof this part of the mill remains as it would have looked during the Mill’s working days. Usually closed to visitors, the rare opening of this space showcases a selection of works that are not only spectacular in scale and beauty but provide their own thought provoking interpretations of a long forgotten industry.

"The Spinning Room at Salts Mill is 168 metres long and was described as the largest room in the world when built in 1853."

Featuring work from Jeanette Appleton (UK), Caroline Bartlett (UK), Koji Takaki (Japan) & Kari Steihaug (Norway). 

Personal highlights included the work from Reece Clements (UK) Katharina Hinsberg (Germany).

Clements’ family connection with the mill resonated with my own family ties to Salts Mill. Like Clements, my great grandparents also worked in the mill and lived in one of the terraced cottages in Saltaire, built for mill workers by founder Sir Titus Salt. Clements’ large scale felt and mixed media works, suspended from the ceiling, depict industrial scenes of Saltaire town. Woven into the fabric the subtle images merge with the textures of the fabric, physically weaving the image of the mill within the fibres of the material. Reflecting not only the deep rooted connotations of Saltaire to Clements’ family this piece also shows the relationship between textiles and Saltaire is as deeply bound as the town’s woven image running through the felt.

"Reece Clements’ felt and mixed media work is a direct response to interviews with the texture and architecture of Saltaire and the Spinning Room." 

Work from Katharina Hinsberg cleverly uses a single red thread to reconstruct a scale reproduction of the Spinning Room. An inventive, methodical and meticulous response to the space.

"Katharina Hinsberg had used a single red thread to measure the width and length of the Spinning Room. She has then used the thread to weave the physical memory of the room as an open grid cloth at the ration 1:100".

To view more of my images from the Cloth & Memory {2} exhibition visit my Pinterest board 'Exhibitions'.

18th August - 3rd November 2013 at Salts Mill, Saltaire, West Yorkshire. Free admission.

Quotes are taken from the Cloth & Memory {2} Gallery Guide. 

www.clothandmemory.com

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