That Was Then: This Is Now

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Two large scale tapestries, The Taker, 1991 and Veil, 1992(in the collection of Edinburgh City Council), exhibited in group show That Was Then: This Is Now, at the City Art Centre Edinburgh

This retrospective exhibition by Scottish Tapestry Artists Regrouped (STAR*) includes work from the 1960s up to the present day, showing the diversity of Scottish tapestry over the last 50 years, with work that embraces strong colour and a multiplicity of themes.

STAR* members exhibit regularly all over the world and their work is to be found in public buildings and collections both here and abroad. They are all graduates of the former Tapestry Dept at Edinburgh College of Art, characterised by an openness to what tapestry could be. Many have been connected over the years with the Dovecot, including Archie Brennan and Joanne Soroka, who were Artistic Directors.

Tapestry is a singular medium with a long history, an obsession for some, an anachronism for others, but with a unique sensuality which appeals to the senses in both a visual and a haptic way.

Other exhibiting artists: Jo Barker, Linda Green, William Jefferies
Archie Brennan,Alice Hannigan, Ellen Lenvik Paul Penrice
Sara Brennan Maureen Hodge Birgitta MacDonald Anna Ray
Amanda Gizzi Fiona R Hutchison Jo McDonald Joanne Soroka
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationThe City Art Centre, Edinburgh
PublisherThe City Art Centre
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011


  • Tapestry
  • retrospective


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