What Do I Need to Do to Make It OK?

Join gallery curator Liz Cooper on a tour of the gallery.
Gallery tours run at 11.00 and 15.00 every day of the show.

This touring exhibition is curated by Liz Cooper and explores damage and repair, disease and medicine, healing and restoration, of objects, individuals and communities. Many artworks have been especially created for the exhibition, which is supported by Arts Council England and the International Textile Research Centre, University for the Creative Arts.

Dorothy Caldwell’s practice is shaped by differing landscapes. Her interest lies in the sense of place and how humans mark the land they inhabit.

Saidhbhín Gibson is concerned with humanity’s impact on and interaction with the landscape. Her work is intricate and frequently small in scale, requiring careful and intimate observation and engendering a sense of wonder.

Celia Pym is concerned with process. She has measured time and journeys through knitting; found intriguing ways through darning to make fleeting contact with from strangers; and remakes unfinished garments.

Freddie Robins’s subversive knitted objects explore issues of the domestic, feminism, crime and public notions of craft. She has an obsession with perfection.

Karina Thompson’s layered machine-stitching examines scientific medical imaging and data capture in the diagnosis of illness, and she also responds to historic places and people.