ArtCan Unravelled: group exhibition of contemporary textile artists

By Catherine Sweet

29th Jan 2024 | Local Features

ArtCan Unravelled Promotional Graphic. (Photo: Supplied)
ArtCan Unravelled Promotional Graphic. (Photo: Supplied)

International non-profit arts organisation, ArtCan, will be popping up in South West London this March for a dual venue group exhibition focused on its artist members working with fibre and textiles. 'ArtCan - Unravelled' is co-curated by ArtCan members Catherine Sweet and Melanie Jordan. 

Catherine said: "Textile art is one of the oldest art forms in human civilisation, and we encounter it in many different guises during our daily lives. While many early examples focused on function over form, contemporary creatives continue to push the boundaries of textiles as a medium, as well as incorporating new and diverse narratives into their work - whether that be through stitching, weaving, quilting, tapestry, knitting, crochet or something completely new."

ArtCan Unravelled aims to highlight how the boundaries of practicality and aesthetics can be blurred with the variety of methods used to create textile art, and to 'tug on the thread' of the narratives created within the whole.

The exhibition will be in two halves, including in the front gallery space at RuptureXIBIT in Hampton Wick between 11 - 17 March, plus, running concurrently, ArtCan will have a dedicated pop-up space at the Landmark Arts Centre during their bi-annual Contemporary Textiles Fair (15 - 17 March). The venues are 10 minutes from one another on public transport.

RuptureXIBIT will be open 10am - 6pm from Monday - Saturday, plus 10am - 2pm on Sunday. The Landmark Arts Centre will be open 10am - 5pm over the weekend, with a preview on Friday evening.

Find the full programme for talks and demonstrations across both venues via

To register for the private view at RuptureXIBIT, on Tuesday 12th March, 6pm - 8pm, visit

Participating Artists:

Abigail Weston, Adele Cloony, Alison Aye, Anne Griffiths, Carol Ann Eades, Carole Bury, Catherine Hill, Diana Burch, Elizabeth Griffiths, Elly Platt, Gillian Brett, Hannah Pratt, Hilary Rosen, Jan Lee Johnson, Jane Higginbottom, Jo Cooper, Joanne Olney, Jonathan Armour, Kate Marsden, Marsha Roddy, Melanie Jordan, Nerissa Cargill Thompson, Rebecca Tucker, Sabatin Bascoban, Sophie Levi-Kallin, Su France, Sumit Sethi, Svetlana Atlavina, Sylvie Millen, Tracey Elizabeth Downing, Vicky O'Leary. 


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