Threads: 'Breathing stories into materials'

Co-curated by Society Honorary Fellow and leading textile artist, Alice Kettle Hon FSDC, Arnolfini launches its summer 2023 programme with Threads, a major exhibition featuring twenty-one contemporary international artists and makers, for whom textiles is their chosen medium.

Event details


Celebrating material and making, these twenty-one artists use the storytelling power of textiles to connect with past traditions, find commonalities between cultures, time and place, and to ‘breathe stories into materials’.

Threads weaves throughout Arnolfini’s three floors, to reveal how textiles ‘remember’, how memory is ‘embedded within the process of making’, and how new narratives are created.

For more information on Threads and the exhibiting artists follow the link here.


Bristol BS1 4QA


8 Jul 2023 to 1 Oct 2023

Opening Times

11.00 - 18.00


Free admission