Little Greene at The Whitworth

 

Contemporary textile artist, Alice Kettle selected Little Greene shades for her current exhibit ‘Thread Bearing Witness’. Exhibited at Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, the collection considers cultural heritage, refugee displacement and movement within the context of the global refugee crisis.

 

'Thread Bearing Witness' at Whitworth Art Gallery

 

As a highly regarded contemporary artist, Kettle’s focus is upon stitched textiles which she uses to explore such predominant themes. The walls surrounding the exhibition are painted in ‘Shirting’, a pure white which provides the perfect neutral backdrop.

 

'Thread Bearing Witness' at Whitworth Art Gallery
'Thread Bearing Witness' at Whitworth Art Gallery

 

Alice Kettle said: “Textiles make connections with home and community. In its substance it maps our cultural identities. I cannot be an observer; textiles are a way to engage, to show I care in a meaningful way, in a medium where I have a voice. I want to help and make a difference, maybe like all mothers do for their children.”

 

'Thread Bearing Witness' at Whitworth Art Gallery

 

Thread Bearing Witness is being exhibited at Whitworth Art Gallery until 24th February 2019.