‘Material Evidence: Reinventing Textiles’ is an illustrated overview of Michael’s studio, commission and public art works. At the heart of his practice is a commitment to the developmental and engagement with contested areas of textile practice, embroidery, lace, pattern, floral and narrative traditions.

Work is shaped by the times in which we live, and this talk will map those events, travels and influences that have exerted the strongest influences, including exhibition, commission, and public art projects.

A defining characteristic of the work of Michael Brennand-Wood is the conceptual synthesis of contemporary and historical sources. This fusion has often placed him in the position of remapping our understanding of technique and tradition.

‘Material Evidence: Reinventing Textiles’ will be held in Gallery 2 at the Williamson Art Gallery & Museum – current home to Michael’s exhibition ‘The Encirclement of Space‘ – and is an ideal and unique opportunity to see, hear and experience the stories behind the works on many sensory levels.

Date:  Friday 3 March, 6pm

Tickets:  £6, including a glass of wine or soft drink on arrival.

Book your place online with the Williamson Art Gallery & Museum.

Image: Michael Brennand-Wood with ‘Field of Centres’ (1996, 200 x 580 x 4cm). Inlaid fabric into painted wood panels. Collection of Calderdale Museums and Arts. Photography by Roger Sinek.