Explore lace design in ways never before seen or imagined through this exciting and ground-breaking exhibition of contemporary lace works by over 130 artists and designers from 20 countries around the world. The works on display will capture your students’ imagination as it challenges the traditional concepts of lace, with artists pushing lace techniques in surprising new directions.
Students will discover the ways artists and designers have explored unconventional materials such as human hair, titanium, mulberry paper and optical fibres, manipulating these materials in innovative ways through traditional techniques. The exhibition will also allow them to explore a wide range of two and three dimensional interpretations of openwork structures as well as virtual works, providing imaginative and rich new contexts for this medium. The amazing diversity in the range of works displayed will appeal to students from large-scale installations, screens and sculptures; textiles, wall hangings and lighting; to fashion, accessories and jewellery.
The following learning resources have been developed to support your teaching in relation to the exhibition:
- Teachers’ exhibition notes (PDF, 1.8Mb)
- Syllabus links
- Pre-visit exhibition slideshow
- Explanation of featured lace techniques found in the exhibition (PDF, 406Kb)
Artist video case study
Pre, during and post visit activities, for teachers of:
- Textiles Technology Stage 5 and Textiles & Design Stage 6 (PDF, 782Kb)
- Visual Arts Stages 5-6 (PDF, 2.5Mb)
- Design & Technology Stages 5 – 6 (PDF, 827Kb)