Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan, PO1 3BF
Monday 01 October 2018 – Wednesday 31 July 2019
Every month we invite a guest editor to select our Pick of the Week feature. Chosen from the activities listed in our events pages (covering exhibitions and previews, tours, artist talks, workshops, publication launches, open studios and more) they select highlights from across the region.
This September we welcome Lizzi Walton, Creative Director of Stroud International Textiles as our Guest Editor:
Creative Director, Lizzi Walton, started Stroud International Textiles (SIT) in 2004 and has been a key strategic player in the development of the organisation. She has built the organisation and the annual festival to its present position of being a nationally recognised organisation with a reputation for excellence, ambition and innovation, representing textiles and the contemporary applied arts.
SIT presents a vibrant and ambitious year round programme that profiles leading and emerging artists, designers and makers in a variety of public facing exhibitions and events that include an annual festival called Select and the Select Trail open studios and artist led exhibitions every May.
Among our 2013/14 work are collaborations with Falmouth University Automatic Research Centre, Somerset Arts Works, Gloucestershire Guild of Crafts, Textile Futures Research Centre based in London, and Birmingham Contemporary Music Group in cutting edge, original work that includes new commissions.
SIT focuses on innovation and quality presenting an inspiring programme that places SIT and the region on the national cultural map, raising the platform for contemporary crafts and applied arts.
Over the years the organisation has grown and makes a major contribution to the area’s economy by attracting thousands of visitors from all over the UK and increasingly from Europe and bringing major funding into the district.
Working towards a South West where talented artists thrive, and a resilient and connected visual arts ecology that inspires more engaged and diverse audiences to value and advocate for its work.
Part of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network