Highlighting under the radar arts and culture in Birmingham, UK

Boys who sew

As part of the beautiful current Stewart Easton exhibition at mac, curator Trevor Pitt hosts an evening of lively conversation on Tuesday 17 January with male artists who use needle and thread.

Talking on the night will be:

David Littler: an artist, curator, educator and DJ currently based in Berlin. In 2007 he initiated sampler-cultureclash – an international collective of DJ’s, embroiderers, sound artists, textile designers, dancers, spoken word artists, curators and graffiti artists. Together they explore the connections between textiles and sound and the cultures of embroidery and DJ-ing using the common word ‘sampler’ as the starting point for investigation.

Jamie Chalmers a.k.a Mr X Stitch is on a mission to bring the world of cross stitch and embroidery to a whole new audience. He has been cross stitching for years and believes in the benefits of stitching, both from a relaxation and a sustainability perspective. Mr X Stitch was started in 2008 and has evolved into a terrific resource showcasing the best in new needlecraft and textiles.

Stewart Easton: a Coventry-based artist currently working in hand embroidery and digital print on fabric. His work is focused on stitch and narrative using authorial illustration to create large scale embroidered panels. Using folk song and story as a starting point, Easton weaves story-based narratives, utilising the space of a single panel to explore time, movement and transition within his tapestry based works.

The talk takes place from 7.30-9pm. The event is free but booking is essential. Stewart Easton‘s exhibition Four Tragic Tales is on at mac until 22 January.


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