ALKE SCHMIDT: WONDER AND DREAD
Thu 15th March 2018
Moorside Mills, Moorside Road, Eccleshill, Bradford, BD2 3HP
Tales from the Global Textile Industry. Exhibition exploring the politics and morality of the global textile industry through time, and how this industry affects and connects people across continents. Artist Alke Schmidt situates local stories from Bradford's wool industry in a global context, linking its industrial heritage with the present and where our clothes are made now. Alke explains: The new works include some interesting things for Textile Society members, for example I worked with a British Alpaca farmer/textile designer and a weaving company to recreate a patterned alpaca/silk fabric from Titus Salt's famous 1853 "lustre" dress fabric collection.
Alke will be discussing her work and exhibition 11am-12pm.
A panel discussion "Clothes to die for" will take place 1-3 pm and Alke will be one of the panelists. Five years after the catastrophic collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory building in Bangladesh, what has changed in the way fashion is produced and sold? What can industry, governments, campaigners and consumers do to help make modern fashion supply chains safer, fairer and more sustainable? The panel discussion is free to attend but places must be booked in advance. Click here for more information.
The museum has permanent displays of textile machinery. Spend some time learning about Bradford