When John Hinchcliffe co-authored Rugs from Rags in 1977, he declared that 'we are now living in a period of re-evaluation with a practical appreciation of the importance of using our basic resources to the best advantage.' This prophetic remark provides the basis for a discussion of the influence of Hinchcliffe's work by Mary Schoeser. Setting his creation of rag rugs in context, the talk will also highlight key trends from the 1970s to the present day, illustrating the continued appreciation of the techniques Hinchcliffe did so much to promote in the 1970s.
Mary Schoeser is an independent curator, author and archivist and is Honorary President of the Textile Society.
The talk will commence at 7pm and is preceded at 6pm by Private View of the John Hinchcliffe exhibition in the Main Exhibition Galleries