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Woven in three dimensions

Russell Bush, Kerrie Bush and Chloe Medhurst at the Hillu Liebelt contemporary art exhibition, Bankfield Museum, Boothtown.

Russell Bush, Kerrie Bush and Chloe Medhurst at the Hillu Liebelt contemporary art exhibition, Bankfield Museum, Boothtown.

Bankfield Museum, in Halifax, plays host until January 27 to an exhibition of tapestries and textile objects by Hillu Liebelt, whose international tour is supported by the Arts Council.

She has been a tapestry weaver since 1990 and her favourite materials are mercerized cotton, spun rayon and rayon filament, silk and linen.

Her use of other materials, notably different strength wire, means some of the woven pieces are moulded into three dimentional objects. Hillu Liebelt’s series of shields was inspired by battle and dance shields displayed at masquerades and other ceremonial occasions all over the world.

Bankfield is open 10am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday and 1pm to 4pm Sundays.

 

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