The Raw Materials: Textiles exhibition is at the Nunnery Gallery from 18th April – 24th June 2018. See below for our related events programme.

For other Nunnery Gallery events see Bow Arts’ What’s On.

Key dates

  1. Thursday 31 May 2018

    Location and Innovation

    Anna Fitzpatrick has a background in both fashion and politics and now works to combine the two wherever possible. Anna currently works at the Centre for...

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  2. Saturday, June 2, 2018

    Guided Walk along the River Lea with Simon Read, author of Cinderella River

    Meandering from the Thames up through Poplar, Bow, Stratford, Clapton and beyond, the River Lea had a huge impact on the development of industry in...

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  3. Thursday 7 June 2018

    First Thursday Late Opening

    Resident artist Freya Gabie will join us to talk about her three works in the exhibition, each of which examines a different part of this...

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  4. Saturday 9 June 2018

    A woven dance, a dancing weave

    Using the physical space of the Bow Arts Victorian industrial courtyard and the movement of participants, this drop-in workshop will create a woven sculptural installation...

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  5. Sunday 10 June 2018

    Gallery Tour & River Lea Boat Cruise

    A chance to join a guided tour of the Raw Materials exhibition at the Nunnery Gallery, exploring the industrial heritage of the River Lea through...

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  6. Monday, 11 June 2018, 11am - 1pm

    “Floating Ink” A Raw Materials: Textiles Workshop

    This type of printing translates as "floating ink" in Japanese, and uses inks to create beautiful marble designs on paper. Gabie’s new work ‘The Weepers’,...

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  7. Monday, 11 June 2018, 2 - 4pm:

    Raw Materials: Textiles with Jan Cullen

    Raw Materials: Textiles uncovers the industrial history of textiles in the River Lea Valley – an area close to the QMUL campus. Inspired by the...

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  8. Sunday 24 June 2018

    Indigo Dyeing Workshop

    This is a chance to learn and explore a fabric-printing method used over hundreds of years across the world, printing patterns on silk, cotton and...

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  9. 14th July - 22nd September 2018

    Raw Materials: Textiles transfer to Valance House

    Raw Materials traces the forgotten industrial history of east London along the River Lea, supported by The National Lottery with funds awarded through the Heritage...

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