The Red Dress Embroidery Project
An exhibition in Hall Barn, with Kirstie McLoed, curator of The red Dress Embroidery Project, and a Welsh collaborator, textile artist Amanda Wright
The Red Dress is a decade long travelling embroidery project (2009-2019) by British artist Kirstie Macleod. Started with seed investment from the British Council Dubai in 2009, the dress began its journey at Art Dubai. Since that first exhibition it has travelled around the world being continuously embroidered and added to by 120 different participants to date.
For this exhibition, held in Hall Barn, Kirstie is joined by the Welsh embroiderer, Amanda Wright, a textiles artist, who will be exhibiting her exquisite work alongside the Red Dress.
Artisans who have worked on the dress include refugees in Palestine, victims of civil war in Kosovo, Rwanda and DR Congo, individuals from South Africa, Kenya, Japan, Paris, Sweden and Peru, embroidery studios in Bombay and Saudi Arabia, artists in Wales and Colombia and initiatives to support women in poverty such as Missibaba in Cape Town, South Africa, and Fanasina, working with Bedouin embroiderers based in the mountains above St Catherine's in Egypt’s Sinai.
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