Our research has led us to explore other exhibitions inspired by the textile heritage of the North. Bradford has a rich history of weaving and Outside the Square explored the point paper patterns from local mills.
“Outside of the Square brings together an exhibition exploring women’s role in the textile industry in Bradford. Starting at South Square where many members of the community have previously held roles in the industry. This exhibition will feature local examples of vibrant point paper patterns, created for the Jacquard looms which were used widely across Bradford.
During the month of March, participatory artworks have been created in conjunction with International Women’s Day activities and will be presented in the gallery alongside contemporary artist responses to these repetitive and beautiful artworks to which the original artworkers often remain unknown.”