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Symposium on Damage & Repair

The Crafts Study Centre in collaboration with the International Textile Research Centre is presenting a new exhibition curated by Liz Cooper from 5 January to 5 March 2016. The exhibition includes specially commissioned work using stitch and other media to explore damage and repair, disease and medicine, healing and restoration, to landscapes, bodies, minds and objects. A one day symposium will be held at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham on 2 March 2016. The keynote speakers for the symposium are the ceramic artist Bouke de Vries and the textile artist Freddie Robins. After a peer review process, the following speakers have been invited to present papers: Stella Adams-Schofield; Charlotte Bilby; Colette Dobson; Marie Lefebvre; Marlene Little; Victoria Mitchell; Celia Pym and Claire Wellesley-Smith. Their subjects cover themes such as: anatomy; sustainability; prisoner quilts; photography; health and community.