Sophie Ploeg, “The Lace Trail”, National Portrait Gallery, London
Travelling through the fabric of time: Modern Reimaginings of Lace in Jacobean Portraiture at BP Portrait Award 2014 exhibition
Dates: June 26 to September 21, 2014
Hours: Daily 10:00 to 18:00
Thursdays and Fridays until 21:00
Place: The National Portrait Gallery
St Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE
Admission: Free admission
Catalog: The BP Portrait Award 2014 catalog is available for £8.99 http://tinyurl.com/mlo5ua2. Sophie’s book about her work for this exhibition is also available at the National Portrait Gallery shop and via her website. Cost £30 for a paperback and £40 for a hardback
National Portrait Gallery Press Release: http://tinyurl.com/q2fkhao
Dutch artist Sophie Ploeg, who is based in Bristol, won the BP Travel Award from the National Portrait Gallery in 2013 for her proposal to explore how lace is represented in 17th century art and modern applications. The results of her work will be on display at the Gallery opening on June 26th.
The exhibition will subsequently travel to the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens (Oct 4-Nov 16, 2014) and The Scottish National Portrait Gallery(Nov 28, 2014 – Apr 12, 2015).
Her work is amazing (especially look at her blog), and LaceNews is working on an interview with Sophie which will be posted shortly.