Tickets Released for Gender and Cloth

  • 31 January 2024

**Now sold out**

Join our host Jess Bailey and special guests for hands-on workshops and museum tours celebrating how different artists and communities have explored gender through cultural traditions of cloth. Learn quilting, weaving, embroidery and dress history while discussing how gender intersects with our understanding of disability, class, diaspora, incarceration and much more. We will use our hands and our minds to explore textile art history, learning how to think, as in the past, through storied legacies of specific techniques and material traditions. Attend a quilting bee, sit at a loom, catalogue dress history and stitch a sampler at inspiring London museums.

This programme is an introduction to the subject and is open to all; BA and MA students are especially encouraged to attend.

Workshops will take place at the Foundling Museum and QUEERCIRCLE. All making supplies are provided free of charge and workshops are in-person only.

All workshops are wheelchair accessible.

Listing image: Ferren Gipson, COMPLEMENTS, 2022 linen and cotton with hand-stitched sashiko thread 167.6 x 155.6 x 1.3 cm / 66 x 611 / 4 x 1/2 in. Image courtesy of Ferren Gipson