The Great Hall
Islington Arts Factory, London

20 - 29 June

The Great Hall was a group show curated by Andia Coral-Newton, bringing together various textile and craftspeople to create a modern day tapestry hall.

“With the removal of the Lord at the head of the table, there is a transfer of power from the owner to the maker, allowing a wave of historically underrepresented voices to be heard. A contemporary tapestry hall is free to be more overtly political, more personal, more sexy.”

“Nothing exemplifies this shift in creative autonomy like the hoards of nameless craftspeople who worked towards the completion of medieval tapestries being swapped out for individual artists and craftspeople using modern technology to actualise their own designs.”

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