World Art Collections Exhibition
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Last chance to see:

Cloth & Culture NOW
at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

Foreground: Dzintra Vilks, Meeting of the World Torn Winds
Photo: Andy Crouch

Cloth & Culture NOW, a major exhibition of international contemporary textile art, closes at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, on Sunday 1 June. People have just two more weekends to catch this immensely popular show (closed Bank Holiday Monday).

“We are delighted with the way Cloth & Culture NOW has captured people’s attention. The show focuses on leading contemporary textile art in a global context, offering something new and different to anyone with an interest in art or textiles. The visitor numbers have been excellent, reflecting popular interest in textiles and the ongoing enthusiasm for what the Centre has to offer since we re-opened two years ago this month”
– Kate Carreno, Deputy Director.

The exhibition examines the influence of culture and tradition on contemporary textile practice and features exciting and innovative new large-scale work by 35 artists from Estonia, Finland, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania and the UK. The artists in the show use traditional techniques and materials such as tapestry, knitting and embroidery, as well as digital print and photography, optic fibres, moulded plastics, rusted metal and even bin bags.

For more information, including sample images and statements by all the artists visit