Following Threads

Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
9th September 2023 – 28th January 2024
Curated by: Anne Boddaert
Textile based artworks have been a growing presence in art galleries over the last decade with artists investigating a variety of new and age-old concerns with fibres and threads. The boundaries of traditional techniques such as weaving and embroidery have been pushed by artists who are interested in embracing the potential of thread in contemporary art. 
Spotlighting areas of practice we are curious about and interested in, the exhibition featured works by Ailbhe Ní Bhriain, Isabel Nolan, Matt Smith, Ciara O’Connor, Cecilia Danell, Mainie Jellett design by Ceodogàn rugs, Dorothy Cross, Michelle Malone, Jennifer Trouton, Anne Kiely and Mary Palmer.
Between fiction and reality, Cecilia Danell‘s hand-tufted rugs are inspired by the Swedish landscapes of her childhood, layered with the artist’s research in fiction and science-fiction novels and how the natural world is rendered in these stories.
Cecilia Danell (left), Dorothy Cross (right). Photo: Jed Niezgoda
Mainie Jellett design by Ceodogàn rugs (left), Cecilia Danell (right). Photo: Jed Niezgoda
Photo: Darragh Kane
Photo: Jed Niezgoda