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Lucy Renton ‘The Decorator’ (detail), photography: Andrew Moller

Bummock: The Lace Archive

The Goldsmiths Textile Collection and Constance Howard Gallery are pleased to present an exhibition by artists, Lucy Renton, Danica Maier and Andrew Bracey. The Bummock is the large part of an iceberg hidden beneath the surface of the sea. The exhibition at the Constance Howard Gallery is the result of a residency that researched unseen parts of the Lace Archive, Nottingham as catalysts for the creation of new artworks. The aim of the wider project, led by artists Danica Maier and Andrew Bracey, was to create artistic responses to unseen or undervalued parts of archives to generate new readings, knowledge and artworks.  

Artists Bracey, Maier and Lucy Renton spent two and half years rummaging, exploring and making. Artworks were created as a response to the Lace Archive and will now be shown alongside objects selected by the artists from the Goldsmiths Textiles Collection in the third iteration of this touring exhibition. Their rummage of the Goldsmiths Textile Collection was directed by the parameters of their artistic practices developed during their residency at the Lace Archive. 


15 November – 18 December 2019, Mon-Fri 11 am-5 pm
Opening Reception Friday 22 November 5-8 pm

The public opening of the exhibition will feature a live performance by clarinettist, Jonathan Sage, of Score: Mechanical Asynchronicity by Maier and Scheuregger. On the night Bummock: The Lace Archive publication will be available to purchase for a special discounted price. It features essays by Pennina Barnett, Fiona Curran, Janis Jefferies, Sian Vaughan and interviews with the artists. 

Bummock: The Lace Archive is supported by The Constance Howard Gallery and Goldsmiths Textile Collection.


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Talking Textiles

Talking Textiles

Talking Textiles is a get-together for anybody interested in textiles and curious to find out more about the Goldsmiths Textile Collection. A small selection of textiles from the Goldsmiths Textile Collection is available for viewing and informal discussion at the Constance Howard Gallery.  Attendees are invited to continue the discussion over tea and coffee after the session.

Constance Howard Gallery, Deptford Town Hall basement.

Upcoming dates

Japanese Weaving
Friday 6 December, 1-3pm

For this iteration of Talking Textiles we will be viewing and discussing the Goldsmiths Textile Collection’s selection of woven textiles produced by the Nuno Corporation, Japan. This will be followed by a screening of ‘The Weavers of Nishijin’ directed by Toshio Matsumoto (1961). Silvia Bombardini, Journalist and film Curator, will both introduce and lead a discussion around this short documentary film over tea and coffee.