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62 @ 50

The second in our series of three 50th anniversary exhibitions taking place this year: The Holden Gallery, Manchester Metropolitan University, Grosvenor Building, Cavendish Street, Manchester M15 6BR 16th July – 17th August 2012 Holden Gallery Following on later in 2012: ‘New Work by The 62 Group of Textile Artists Celebrating 50 Years’ Knitting and Stitching Show: Alexandra Palace, London: 11th-14th October 2012 RSA, Dublin: 1st-4th November 2012 Harrogate: 22nd-24th November 2012

16th July – 17th August 2012

The Holden Gallery
Manchester Metropolitan University
Grosvenor Building
Cavendish Street
Manchester M15 6BR

The Holden Gallery, Manchester Metropolitan University

Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre

Monday to Friday 10am – 4.30pm
Thursdays late opening until 7pm

0161 247 6224

62 Group – ’62 @ 50′

Sat 22 Sept – Sun 11 Nov

1962 – 2012: The 62 Group of Textile Artists celebrates 50 years at the forefront of innovation and creativity.

“I find it so inspiring to think that the 62 Group of Textile Artists have, for the last 50 years, been in a constant state of ‘becoming’, never fixed, always questioning what it is to be a textile artist.” Professor Lesley Millar

The 62 Group of Textile Artists is an artist-led collective, recognised internationally for its professionalism, it has included some of the most highly regarded British textile artists. It was formed in 1962 by a small group of embroidery graduates keen to find a platform for their work. Since then it has continued to grow in size and scope but always defined by a rigorous selection process.

In 2012 The 62 Group celebrates its 50th anniversary with a programme of exhibitions and events throughout the year as well as the publication of ‘Radical Thread’. Edited by Prof. Lesley Millar and in full colour this book illustrates through the 62 Group membership the strength and diversity of contemporary textiles today.

The 62 Group are delighted to be showing their major summer exhibition 62@50 at Farfield Mill. The exhibition moves on from The Holden Gallery in Manchester where members will be creating new large-scale speculative work that is both wall based and sculptural. Expect to see textiles that incorporate materials such as slate, paper, wood and stainless steel as well as the more familiar printed, stitched, felted and woven constructions.

During the exhibition members of The 62 Group will be running a diverse programme of talks and workshops. Details yet to be confirmed.

‘Radical Thread’ will be on sale at the exhibition.