Flowers Gallery, London.
July 5 2016.
Painting Into Textile highlights the relevance and importance of a key British painter and allows contemporary reinvention in a different medium.
A one-day exhibition at Flowers Gallery, London marks the culmination of a project where textiles have been create in response to the works of Michael Kidner. The entire back catalogue of Kidner’s individual artistic evolution has provided the inspiration for new textile works. Initiated by Michael Kidner Art Ltd., textile students and staff from the celebrated Manchester School of Art chose specific artworks to make their own in textile. Seven students have been selected to develop work for this launch from a field of fifty students who responded to the project. With staff Professor Alice Kettle and programme leader of Textiles in Practice Lesley Mitchison developing new work alongside the students, this exhibition shows the rich seam of inspiration Kidner’s work has provided.