Cultex Starts today at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum.
"CULTEX, curated by Professor Lesley Millar, features six major innovative textile artists from Japan and Norway: Machiko Agano, Yuka Kawai, Kiyonori Shimada, Anniken Amundsen, Gabriella Göransson, and Eva Schjølberg.
The artists' sculptural textile installations have emerged from an exchange of diverse cultural perspectives, working methods and creative processes. In addition, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum has commissioned two new site-specific works by artists Eva Schjølberg and Gabriella Göransson, and will be showing a new work by Machiko Agano. These new works will make use of the normally unused outdoor balconies, creating a fascinating dialogue with the works in the gallery.
CULTEX is supported by the Japan Foundation, the Sasakawa Foundation in Scandinavia, Daiwa, the Norwegian Embassy in the UK, the Hub, Norsk Kulturråd, Norsk Kunsthåndverkere, OCA, and Norke Texstilkunstnere."
I am showing work in their Craft Conservatory for the next few months, along with other makers who use textiles in their work.