Monday, 22 November 2010

Threads of Feeling


I have been in London for the weekend. Visited some excellent shows .
Check out Louise Bourgeois fabric works at the Hauser and Wirth gallery in Saville Row. When you go to their web site they have a really good slide show of everything that is exhibited.
The Museum of Everything www.museumofeverything.com is showing Peter Blake's collection of circus ephemera and the marvellous taxidermy art of Walter Potter. The Museum is in Primrose Hill so there is good shopping too, we had wonderful Russian food at Trojka.
Best of all was Threads of Feeling at the Foundling Museum ( www.foundlingmuseum.org.uk). Very poignant exhibition of textile tokens left by 18th century mothers as they handed over and renounced their babies to the Foundling Hospital. Ribbons and cockades, embroideries, prints and textile fragments pinned inside the original entry ledgers with excellent interpretative boards.

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