Welcome to Mapping the Future

The Brewhouse Gallery 23 Feb – 24 Mar

“Maps define the future of how we see the world because they give us information that we then react to”  (Prof Jerry Brotton)

Maps are as much to do with philosophy as geography. They are not two-dimensional pictures of the world but windows on to a subtle and complex world-view. Maps can be highly selective and show geographical places, psychological places, social places and economic places. Places are not static.

In response to these concepts, and following a successful TFSW conference held at Somerset College in 2011, this exhibition includes twork inspired by such varying themes as personal journeys, the landscape, history, through to ambitious networking of the sounds of making. Likewise the artists’ utilise a whole range of experimental techniques to convey their ideas including delicate hand stitch, felt making, quilting, collage, knitting, sculpture as well as digital media.

This exhibition builds on the Textile Forum South West’s previous collaborations with Viewpoint, Plymouth College of Art & Design and Walford Mill in Dorset. The aim is to showcase the talents of the TFSW membership through over thirty artists that are participating.

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