The Geometrics: Volume 1 exhibition took place below the Slow Textiles Group’s SLOWstudio at Kingsgate Gallery, London, UK, from 20th April – 5th May 2013.
Download the Press Release for the exhibition here.
The Geometrics: Volume 1 exhibition launched with a buzzy, well-attended Private View on 19th April 2013.
Below are the installation shots from the exhibition. Further information about the artists can be found on their individual pages under Artists on the top menu.
Original e-flier designed by Emma Neuberg for The Geometrics: Volume 1
The Geometrics: Volume 1 exhibition was accompanied by a rich and diverse public programme of workshops, events and a symposium dedicated to Geometric Textiles.
Download the full programme of events here
The exhibition hosted a busy Private View at Kingsgate Gallery, with visitors engaging with interactive works including Marie O’Connor’s Make Shape installation and Emma Neuberg and Geraldine Peclard’s Social Satin Stitch-up based upon their collaborative work Interpsychic.
Social Satin Stitch-up
Interpsychic is a collaborative piece between Emma Neuberg and Geraldine Peclard. Visitors to the exhibition were invited to satin stitch into the printed silk, creating layers of embroidered patterns, representing the interplay of thoughts and gestures of the many people who took time to stitch into the piece.
Throughout the exhibition we hosted workshops including:
The Geometrics’ Diamond Patchwork workshop A hands-on digital and analogue Diamond Patchworking Day held with The Geometrics’ artists Katherine May and Emma Neuberg.
The Geometrics’ Sashiko & Kantha Mix-up Workshop A hands-on Exquisite Stitch day with The Geometrics’ artists Tanvi Kant and Emma Neuberg, to create a cross-cultural mix-up.
The Geometrics’ Knit Workshop A hands-on knit afternoon with The Geometrics’ artists Egle Vaitulevicuite, Emma Neuberg and guest designers Emily Rickard and Amanda Clarke.
The Geometrics’ Martin Margiela Cubo-Futurist Dress Workshop An exciting open source dress-making day with The Geometrics’ designer and curator Emma Neuberg.
The centrepiece of the public programme was The Geometrics’ Symposium: Geometrics in Textiles which took place in the gallery on 27th April 2013. Following three years of enquiry, The Slow Textiles Group presented their key research theme, Timeless Aesthetics in Textiles, focussing on inherent and continual paradigms found in textiles, design, making, practice, wearing, fashion, fine art and symbolic communication. This is the beginning of the much awaited design anthology Geometrics in Textiles.
Speakers included Marie O’Connor (The Geometrics’ artist), Alexandra Gerstein (curator of Sculpture and Decorative Arts, Courtauld Gallery), Marianna Franzosi (Tribal Art Gallery, Rome), Melanie Bowles (The Geometrics’ artist and co-director, The People’s Print), Camille Walala (The Geometrics’ artist), Daisy McMullan (curator) and Emma Neuberg (Founding Director of The Slow Textiles Group).
Many of these papers and lines of enquiry will form the basis of The Geometrics: Volume 2 and will be published in the forthcoming publication, due out in June 2014.
We also hosted a closing event and book launch for The Geometrics: Volume 1:
The Geometrics: Volume 1
New Media, New Methods, New Work
This full-colour, A5 90pp book, published by the Slow Textiles Group, is fully-illustrated with images from textile designers and artists and texts by Daisy McMullan and Emma Neuberg. This volume forms the first in what will become an anthology of geometric textiles.
The book features 15 artists, each with pages of images and text that describe their practices and inspiration. With contributions from Marie O’Connor, Ele Carpenter, Emma Neuberg, Camille Walala, Melanie Bowles and others, this book is research, practice, inspiration and more.
Each artist specialises in geometric pattern and form and features together for the first time. The anthological format is designed to describe a narrative of geometrics in art and design that goes beyond fashion and tells a timeless design story. The underlying theme of sustainable development for materials practice promotes and makes public the publisher’s longterm research in Timeless Aesthetics in Textiles ®.
You can buy your e-copy here.