"Light and Shadow". (traveling exhibition of Damask fabrics from Europe).
The Damask Weaver Guild of the Netherlands has conceived a plan for an exhibition of contemporary Damask in 2017 in several European countries. The small group of highly motivated weavers of the Damask Weaver Guild of the Netherlands, has many international contacts. To share knowledge and to raise the level of design and tissues, there will be presented a traveling exhibition of hand-woven Damask to an international audience. The theme chosen for this exhibition is, "Light and Shadow". That fits well with the weaving technique of Damask. Only with the right incident light, the images in the tissues come to their right. While many people think primarily of white Damask tablecloths and napkins, we show during this exhibition that the use of different colors certainly forms an extra possibility of Damask weaving. The exhibition will be opened in Bears (the Netherlands) in July 2018, the year where Leeuwarden (Friesland) is the Cultural Capital of Europe. In St. Mary's Church of Bears, an early gothic church from the 13th century, that has been restored to its original state in 1983, 15 to 20 Damask weavers from all over Europe will have the opportunity to exhibit pre-selected weaves. All weavers fill at least about a square meter, but this may also be through several small works. After the Bears exhibition and between 2018 and 2020 the exhibition will travel among others to Germany, Sweden, Switzerland. At each location, the exhibition will be seen for at least six weeks. If you know more sites where the exhibition may be exhibited, please let us know by sending an e-mail to: email@example.com. There is still place for some additional work, so if you want to submit your work for the selection process, please contact us via the above email address. For an impression of previously woven work, please refer to our website: www.damastweversgilde.weebly.com, or our Facebook page: www.facebook.nl/damastweversgilde We hope to see you, On behalf of the Damask Weaver Guild of the Netherlands P.S. sale of the works exhibited, is possible in consultation with the exhibition venue. This also applies to Public Relation activities. All weaves are individually insured by the weavers and the cost of transportation is paid by the weavers. Dates: July-September 2018; Mariakerk, Bears, The Netherlands.
Light and shadow
July-September 2018; Mariakerk, Bears, The Netherlands.