Artist talk

Tuesday 6 December – Thursday 15 December 2011

Bite-Size: Miniature Textiles from Japan and the UK, by the exhibition curator Lesley Millar

Drinks reception from 6:00pm

Daiwa Foundation Japan House

Organised by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

Professor Lesley Millar, curator of Bite-Size: Miniature Textiles from Japan and the UK, discussed the projects in which she and the artists in the exhibition have collaborated. These projects range from monumental installations to intimate one to one working relationships, always with textiles at their heart. The talk described both professional and personal milestones encountered in the building of this network of creative exchanges which were celebrated in Bite-Size.


About the contributors

Professor Lesley Millar MBE

Lesley Millar MBE is Professor of Textile Culture and Director of the Anglo-Japanese Textile Research Centre at the University for the Creative Arts, UK. She was a practicing weaver with her own studio from 1975 and 2003, and since 1987 she has been a curator and writer specialising in contemporary textiles. She has been Project Director for seven major touring exhibitions featuring textile artists from the UK and Japan. In 2008 she received the Japan Society Award for her contribution to Anglo-Japanese relationships, and in 2011 was appointed MBE for her contribution to Higher Education.
photo: Damian Chapman

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