Title University partnership paves the way for grand exhibition Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 4/10/18 Description
The exhibition is the result of a flourishing new partnership between Teesside’s School of Science, Engineering & Design and Marmara University in Istanbul, Turkey.
It showcases the fibre artworks of academics and students from across Turkey using alternative knitting techniques and explores the world of the mythological Argonauts who accompanied Jason in his search of the Golden Fleece.
The group of artists, Face and Reverse, stand out as a vanguard as the very first group of textile art practitioners in their field in Turkey. The current works advance the innovations in textiles and fibre within a new context.
The exhibition aims to promote and popularise knitting art in Turkey and unite artists interested in this field, ensuring cooperation and interaction among global practitioners and academics.
Robert Burton, Head of Department (Design Innovation) in the School of Science, Engineering & Design at Teesside University, helped the group to bring their work to the UK in their first exhibition abroad.
Robert said: “We are incredibly pleased to be working with Marmara University to take this exhibition international, and we hope that our partnership continues to grow.”
URL https://www.tees.ac.uk/sections/news/pressreleases_story.cfm?story_id=6965&this_issue_title=October%202018&this_issue=305 Persons Robert Burton