Open Menu
Add your event

Your what's on guide for events in Leeds

Acquisition and Loss

Acquisition and Loss
Dates and times

28 May 2017 - 10 Sep 2017

Show Map

Sunny Bank Mills

off Farsley Town Street, Farsley, Leeds, LS28 5UJ

Lorna Jewitt presents a solo body of work in the Sunny Bank Mills Archive.

What once represented acquisition, now represents loss.

In the process of the preservation of the archive of the history of Sunny Bank Mills, as much as possible is being saved. But not everything survives -  although some of the old guard books, with their small, neat samples of cloth, have been severely damaged over time (from damp, moth, mice, etc) they have there own delicate beauty. The rusty old paperclips from thousands of hand-written and filed records are being replaced, and so are not needed anymore. The loose threads, soot and dust that have accumulated over time, now being brushed away – all of those elements, however ephemeral, are still part of the history of the place.

This body of work is a result of involvement as a volunteer with the archive, particularly in helping to clean and record the many guard books and samples of cloth. Previous work in printed and embroidered textiles has always been concerned with the idea of the lost, forgotten or anonymous; the archive has offered a chance to explore the idea of re-valuing those elements that are  discarded through the process of preservation.

Visit Website

Please check times with event organiser for any last minute changes.

Exhibition takes place in the archive corridor in Red Lane Mill.

Sunny Bank Mills
Free
  • Exhibitions
  • Visual Art
About Leeds Inspired

About Leeds Inspired

The Leeds Inspired website lists thousands of events happening in Leeds every year. You’ll find gigs, exhibitions, dance,…

Applying for Leeds Inspired Funding

Applying for Leeds Inspired Funding

Leeds Inspired manages two grant schemes to support arts events and projects in Leeds. Since April 2012 we…

Leeds Inspired Funded Projects

Leeds Inspired Funded Projects

Leeds Inspired grants have supported hundreds of projects, read about some of them here...