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The Fabric of Myth

Sat 21 June 2008, 11.00amSun 7 September 2008, 5.00pm

This exhibition will explore the theme of myths through the medium and history of textiles. From Ariadne’s thread to the story of Arachne transformed from weaver to spider, these narratives have communicated associations including redemption, protection, metamorphosis and communication. The exhibition will explore the way textiles have shaped both cultural and personal myths. The Fabric of Myth will include historic textiles, sculpture, painting and work by contemporary artists such as Delaine le Bas, Joseph Beuys, Louise Bourgeois, William Homan Hunt, Alice Kettle, Henry Moore, Elaine Reichek, Bispo do Rosário, Tilleke Schwarz and Michelle Walker.