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Exhibition: Palestinian Embroidery; Empowering Women and Strengthening Communities
6th May, 2016 - 31st May, 2016
This exhibition will celebrate outcomes from the Palestinian Embroidery workshops which took place through Spring. Alongside these new works we present documentation of traditional Palestinian embroidery from partners in the West Bank.
The opening event on Friday 6th May from 2pm to 4pm will include presentations from workshop participant Olivia Mason and Noora Husseini, founder of Taita Leila, a social enterprise inspired by the long and rich tradition of Palestinian embroidery, linked via the Internet to Glasgow Women’s Library from Ramallah.
There is more information about the project on this website.
Exhibition: Palestinian Embroidery; Empowering Women and Strengthening Communities: Friday 6th May to Tuesday 31st May.
Convinced of textile’s transformative potential at both a personal and communal level ‘Palestinian Embroidery; Empowering Women and Strengthening Communities’ explores the multifaceted identity of textiles, with a focus on domestic textile crafts passed down through generations of women (e.g. embroidery in the West Bank and Gaza and knitting in Glasgow (and Scotland more broadly)). The workshops and final exhibition will deliver a peaceful message about cultural exchange and mutual understanding.
Exhibition Launch: 2pm to 4pm Friday 6th May.
Workshops: Weekly from 2nd February to 5th April, on Tuesdays from 11am to 1pm.
The workshops are open to all interested women. For more information please see the workshop event pages.
The exhibition is open to all and is free to attend. There is no need to book.