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Friday, 2nd February 2024, 12:21pm

The Landmark Art Centre’s Contemporary Textiles Fair makes a welcome return this Spring. With a reputation as a must-visit event on the textile lovers’ calendar, the fair is a weekend showcase of high-quality contemporary textile art running from 15 to 17 March 2024.

This year, the Landmark is collaborating with international non-profit arts organisation, ArtCan, with a pop-up of the ArtCan – Unravelled exhibition, featuring over 20 of ArtCan’s members’ work with fibre and textiles, curated by founders Catherine Sweet and Melanie Jordan.

Alongside the 50 stands of artists selling contemporary art, high end crafts, handmade clothing and designer knitwear, the three-day event will feature talks, classes and demonstrations, which will run throughout the weekend.

Landmark Visual Arts Curator, Abigail Thomas said: “The fair is back after going biennial in 2022, so we’re delighted it’s here again.  It promises to be a weekend celebration of high-end contemporary textiles in all forms and an opportunity for experts and enthusiasts to share their passion and know-how.  We’re thrilled to have partners ArtCan onboard too, bringing a new talent pool of inspirational artists to the event.”

Opening Night is Friday 15 March from 4pm – 8.30 pm. Admission is free with an invite or tickets can be bought on the door.  Weekend hours run from 10 am – 5 pm on Saturday 16 March and Sunday 17 March. Admission £5, Concessions £4, Under 16s and LAC Friends are Free.  Tickets are valid for entrance over the whole weekend.  Full details and bookings https://www.landmarkartscentre.org/visual-arts/contemporary-textiles-fair-2024/

Exhibitor List includes:

Charlotte Clowes, Wendy Edmonds Textiles, Rosewood & Moss, Sarah J Dewhurst, Liliane Textiles, Amarjeet K Nandhra, Sarah Grove, flights-of-fantasy, Tim Dyer, Bronte Leigh, Lucy Sugden, studiolegard, Kit Mooi, Ellie Hipkin, Tamsin Francesca Jewellery, Terry Macey, Pam Butcher Knitwear, Trisha Needham, The Little Bunny Studio, RubyKite, Susan Holton Knitwear, The Point Paper Art Company Ltd, Anita Bell, Ossian Knitwear, Gillian Smellie Eco Print Textiles, Esme Cooper Design & Print, Caroline Hyde-Brown, Rachel Pearcey, Creative Costumiers, Simply Vintage Designs, Keira Graham & Claire Kent, Sutured Specimens, Ksenia Semirova, Woven Cobweb, Bianca Williams Design, FeltLAB, Jill Pargeter, Karen Fox Jewellery, Jennie Loudon, Pippin Scott Leather works, Morag Macpherson Textiles, Blue Palette Art Studio, Wendy Norton, Weewoollies, Ursula Westwood

ArtCan artists:

Alison Aye; Anne Griffiths; Catherine Hill; Diana Burch; Hannah Pratt; Jan Lee Johnson; Joanne Olney; Jonathan Armour; Kate Marsden; Rebecca Tucker; Tracey Elizabeth Downing; Vicky O’Leary; Adele Cloony; Carole Bury; Elizabeth Griffith; Elly Platt; Jo Cooper; Melanie Jordan; Nerissa Cargill Thompson; Sophie Levi-Kallin; Sylvie Millen.


Class Programme:

Saturday 16th March

Canvas Stitch Embroidery with Sophie Long

Needle Felting Fairy with Madiha Zaidi

Beginners Crochet with Nicolene Grigg

Sunday 17th March

Wet Felted Bowl with Lesley Bossine

Tapestry Eco Weaving Taster with Lucy Sugden