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October 7 - October 21
Weaving Labour – Emelie Röndahl.
Emelie Röndahl is an artist weaver and PhD candidate in Craft at the Academy of Design and Crafts (HDK) in Gothenburg, Sweden. “Rya Weaving: Where does the picture start?” is the current title of her PhD project, which she began in 2016 as practice-based research in hand-weaving that investigates low resolution pictures in fluffy overgrown pixels woven in a traditional manner with wool-piles on a linen warp. The project’s written text and rya weaving occupy a personal perspective, structured around interests in the subjects of labour, history and time consuming activity.
Wednesday to Saturday 12 – 5pm
Saturday 7 October, 3pm. Professor Jessica Hemmings in conversation with artist Emelie Röndahl.
Jessica Hemmings, Professor of Crafts at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden will deliver a talk at the Barometer Gallery about the work of Emelie Röndahl and contemporary craft practices in Scandinavia. Barometer Gallery is exhibiting Weaving Labour, the work of current University of Gothenburg PhD candidate Emelie Röndhal. Röndahl’s practice-based research in hand-weaving investigates low resolution pictures in fluffy overgrown pixels woven in a traditional manner with wool-piles on a linen warp.
Hemmings writes about textiles. In 2010 she edited a collection of essays titled In the Loop: Knitting Now published by Black Dog and in 2012 edited The Textile Reader (Berg) and wrote Warp & Weft (Bloomsbury). Her most recent editorial and curatorial project, Cultural Threads, is a book about postcolonial thinking and contemporary textile practice (Bloomsbury: 2015) accompanied by a travelling exhibition Migrations which was exhibited at the Australian Design Centre in 2016.