Alice Kettleā€™s Textiles Stitch Together the Stories of Refugees

Hannah Clugston, Apollo Magazine, September 17, 2018

'Ground' - Thread Bearing Witness detail, (2018) Alice Kettle, photo: Joe Low

 

Alice Kettle’s name is the only one included alongside the title ‘Thread Bearing Witness’ at the Whitworth Art Gallery, which makes sense – after all, it is her exhibition. But in reality, this is a show of thousands of names. Some of them are listed alongside Kettle’s in the wall text, some are memorialised in the works, and many are unknown but represented in the giant embroidered canvases that reflect on the experience of refugees...

 

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