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Launch – Radical Locks banner
March 8, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join artist Lynn Setterington and help celebrate International Women’s Day with the launch of a community focused banner.
Radical Locks is a stitch-based initiative celebrating the women of Tameside. This diaphanous hand-sewn textile is a visual and tactile marker of identity, one that is both inclusive and unexpected. By entrapping wisps of hair within the cloth, the project pays homage to diversity of women in the borough today who are literally and metaphorically intertwined within the tactile outcome. The exquisite cloth highlights too in its use of text the work of a local, overlooked suffragette, Hannah Mitchell.
Lynn Setterington is a British textile artist and academic particularly known for her hand stitched textiles and collaborative arts initiatives. She trained at Goldsmiths College, University of London and is a Senior Lecturer at the Manchester School of Art and Associate Fellow of the International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska. Her work is held in many collections including the V&A Museum, Terrance Higgins Trust, the Embroiderers Guild and Denver Museum of Art. Lynn now specialises is pubic engagement commissions with hard to reach groups, reflecting her doctoral study investigating the hidden value and tension in stitched-based collaborations.