Tuesday 15 June 2010

Quilts 1700-2010, The V&A Museum

I've just heard about what sounds like an amazing exhibition at the V & A Museum in London.

It took six years to curate with the purpose of exploring quilts as an art form. There are almost seventy in total, some dating as far back as the 1700's.

It's running until July 4th so I'll try and get over to London and takes lots of images to share with you........That's if I'm allowed to photograph them.

You can find out more at the V & A website on www.vam.ac.uk

and you can watch an audio slide show on the following link
I'm afraid I'm having problems with links at the moment so you may need to type this in. But it's worth a look, as it gives you a really good overview of the exhibition. Some quilts are exhibited along with the maker's diary or letters, whilst others are military ones that are thought to have been produced by a private serving in India in the 1860's. Then there are contemporary examples by artists like Tracy Emin and Grayson Perry and even one made from bank notes. All used as a means to communicate something about their producer.......I can't wait to see it.

There's a good review at:

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