Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Textile Conference, France: Embroidery and Storytelling / broder et raconteur

An incredible conference is taking place on the 10th and 11th of December 2009. Set in Rouen, the home of the Bayeux Tapestry, this conference sees the coming together of academics, historians, and artists, in a unique 2 day discussion on textiles.

The lectures range from political Christine Brandner - The Vestment of the Order of the Golden Fleece as an Instrument of Political Propaganda, to historical Wanda Balzano, Embroidery and Cultural Memory of Southern Italian Women. From awareness raising Brenda Schmahmann - Representing HIV/AIDs in South Africa via Embroidery: The Keikamma Altarpiece to academic Elisabeth Bouzonviller "[H]ealing garment[s]" and "crazy quilt[s]": the Needlework Metaphor in Louise Erdrich's Fiction.

And included in this, representing Ireland, is Ann Griffin Bernstorff, the artist behind the magnificent The Ros Tapestry.

The event is being organized by Prof. Nicole TERRIEN of Université de Rouen.
Registration is free.

You can view a more detailed programme here


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