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Unbound: visionary women collecting textiles

25th January to 19th April 2020

Two Temple Place, London, WC2R 3BD - entry free

This major collaborative project explores the innovative approaches of Edith Durham (1863 –1944), Louisa Pesel (1870 – 1947), Olive Matthews (1887 – 1979), Enid Marx (1902 – 1998), Muriel Rose (1897 – 1986), Jennifer Harris (working 1982-2016 at the Whitworth, University of Manchester) and Nima Poovaya-Smith (Senior Keeper International Arts 1985-1998,  Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford), and presents the objects from a previously unexplored perspective: that of the female collector, rather than exclusively as the maker.

We will walk: art and resistance from the American South

7th February to 3rd May 2020

Turner Contemporary, Rendezvous, Margate, Kent, CT9 1HG

This show will shine a light on work made by people as they lived through America's civil rights struggles, often in conditions of utter poverty. The exhibition will include quilts made by generations of rural women in Gee's Bend, Alabama - described by a critic in New York as "some of the most miraculous works of modern art America has produced". The quilts are being seen in the UK for the first time.

Regan Purcell's Coney Hall Sewing Group

Last Monday of the month - 1pm to 4pm

The Assembly Halls, 18 Gates Green Road, Coney Hall, West Wickham, BR4 9JW

Bring along your own project to sit and sew.

Help and advice available.

£10 per afternoon including refreshments

To book a place email Regan at

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