Matthew Boulton Moon Phases
2 Aug - 1 Sep 2012
off Soho Road, Handsworth, Birmingham B18, 5LB
A new textile installation by Karina Thompson has been launched at the site of her Making Moves residency, Soho House in Birmingham as part of its re-opening celebrations. Using both digital stitch and print on textiles,
the 29 piece installation 'Matthew Boulton Moon Phases' combines Boulton's machine drawings with his interests in coin making, astronomy, clocks and metalwork
Soho House was the elegant Georgian home of the leading industrialist and entrepreneur Matthew Boulton. Karina has had a longstanding interest in his contribution to the Industrial Revolution. Appropriately, the piece is
sited in the Lunar Room , the room where the famous Lunar Society - a gathering of leading thinkers and inventors of the eighteenth century - regularly met.
'I think of it as a 21st century obsessive using the technology of her day to reflect on an 18th century entrepreneur obsessed with the technology of
his day.' Karina Thompson
Entry Adults £4, Concessions £3,
Gardens Ground & Visitor Facilities are free.
Under 16s Free, Free Entry on First Sunday of the month.
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