Lost in Lace
Dates: October 29, 2011 to February 19, 2012
Sponsor: The Crafts Council and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG), developed in association with the University for the Creative Arts.
Location: Gas Hall, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, UK, B3 3DH
directions at http://tinyurl.com/3wcznjq
Tel: +44 (0)121 303 1966
Web site: http://tinyurl.com/4ypad2e and http://tinyurl.com/3hsqss3
Curator: Lesley Millar, Professor of Textile Culture at University for the Creative Arts. She is using a 2009 Crafts Council Spark Plug Curator Award to develop the exhibition.
An interview with Millar can be found at http://tinyurl.com/7jy87bn.
Catalog: Will be available for purchase.
Hours: Mon-Thurs 10am – 5pm, Fri 10:30 am – 5pm, Sat 10am – 5pm, Sun 12:30 pm – 5pm. Closed Dec 25 & 26, Jan 1 & 2.
Admission fee: BMAG entrance is free. See the comment below, it seems that the exhibition is free also.
This will be the first event in the Fifty:Fifty Programme, a partnership with The Crafts Council and BMAG. It will feature the large-scale work of 20 artists (including Lise Bjørne Linnert, Michael Brennand-Wood, Tamar Frank and Chiharu Shiota) some showing in the UK for the first time. The exhibition will examine the potential relationship between architecture and lace structures, examining how such boundaries can influence how one moves through space.
BMAG’s lace collection will also be shown, and a ‘lace trail’ is being developed so visitors can walk through the existing galleries and spot lace in paintings.