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Inspired by India

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

Date(s)
14/09/2017 - 19/09/2017

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

Description
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.

Contact
Vicky Griffiths

Telephone
01624 612045

Timings
10am-4pm, Monday-Saturday

Cost
£2, or included in Silk Museum entry fee

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