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Imagine...Lace at Waddesdon

26 Mar-26 Oct 2014

This is a past exhibition

Continuing our contemporary programme, lace-makers and selected artists were invited to respond to the collection at Waddesdon, which includes historic lace acquired by Baroness Edmond de Rothschild (1853-1935).

While lace and accessories from the 17thto the 20th centuries are displayed, the new works are inspired by aspects of Waddesdon as diverse as architecture, automata, porcelain and panelling and are shown in the historic interiors, challenging the traditional concept of lace.

Materials and techniques were explored through a range of events, including lace demonstrations, ‘drop-in’ and bookable workshops. Artists working with or inspired by lace are featured in the shop.

A symposium The Art of Lace: Historic and Contemporary Materials, Techniques and Display took place on Saturday 13th September 2014.

Imagine…Lace at Waddesdon has been organised by Waddesdon Manor and Lace 21, comprising members from the Lace Guild, the Lace Society and the Ring of Tatters. The group has a multi-faceted approach to lace, seeing it as an art form for the 21st century.

For more information about these organisations see www.laceguild.orgwww.thelacesociety.org.uk and www.ringoftatters.org.uk

Download accompanying exhibition leaflet PDF (1mb)