Join us to explore the evolution of textiles as an art form in this session led by Soapbox group member Sheila Bannerman.
Considering the changing place of textiles through time and in different cultures, together we will ask: should textiles be considered visual art, 'folk art' or craft? How can we 'read' textiles, and how is this affected by their context? And why have textiles often been viewed as 'women's art'?
What is Soapbox?
Soapbox is a peer-led session for people near or beyond the age of 60 to meet up and share views on life and art through topical discussion and debate. Each Soapbox meeting explores a range of art and artists from Tate's collection. Joining Soapbox will challenge your thinking and allow you to say what you feel in a supportive and friendly group.
In light of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Soapbox will take place online until further notice.