Contact Us
Cheshire East Information Line
Telephone: 0300 123 55 00

Inspired by India

Please note: this event occurs in the past. Find similar events

From 13/07/2017 to 18/09/2017

14/09/2017 - 19/09/2017

The Silk Museum, Park Lane, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6TJ

Inspired by India is a fabulously colourful exhibition illustrating the influence Indian design has had on the silk industry and the Arts and Crafts movement, and then re-interpreted by artist Nikki Parmenter for the 21st century. Nikki has worked with local community groups and schools to illustrate the colour and imagery of UK and India’s creative relationship. Nikki’s ‘Silk Peacock’, the national bird of India, is the centrepiece of the exhibition which incorporates Indian symbolism, Wardle’s designs and Morris’ patterns. Visitors are invited to join us at the Silk Museum to design their own peacock feather to add to the artwork during the exhibition’s run. The exhibition will also tell the historic silk story of the relationship of India and Macclesfield. Local silk dyeing and printing company owner, Thomas Wardle, was influential in building links between the two countries and brought the artist and designer William Morris to the area to help him learn more about natural dyeing processes. Both men were ‘Inspired by India’; passing this enthusiasm on to the students at the Macclesfield School of Art, and helping bring Indian influences to the Arts and Crafts movement.

Vicky Griffiths

01624 612045

10am-4pm, Monday-Saturday

£2, or included in Silk Museum entry fee

A range of organisations and members of the public have provided details of events contained in this publication. Event details can often change at short notice. It is therefore advisable to check with the organisers that the event is going ahead before attending. Whilst every care has been taken in the compilation of this publication, and every attempt made to present up-to-date and accurate information, we cannot guarantee that inaccuracies will not occur. Cheshire East Council will not be held responsible for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of any inaccuracy or error within these pages.
Cheshire East Council  Telephone: 0300 123 55 00
Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, CW11 1HZ