Two new exhibitions at Bankfield Museum

Designer Angharad Thomas with her Hand in Glove exhibition
Designer Angharad Thomas with her Hand in Glove exhibition
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Two major new exhibitions looking differently at aspects of history are now on display at Bankfield Museum.

Shared Histories is an exhibition of artworks by the artist Eva Mileusnic, which tells of her and her family’s experiences relating to the dispersion of people following World War Two.

Influenced by the historic costume collections at Calderdale Museums, Eva makes her paintings by digitally altering found photographs. She then uses these images to paint or print onto different surfaces.

Hand in Glove showcases work by Yorkshire designer and knitter, Angharad Thomas, alongside historic gloves, tools, sketchbooks and vintage publications from Bankfield Museum and the Knitting and Crochet Guild collections.

Angharad said: “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to show my work at Bankfield Museum. It’s a great venue with a fantastic textile collection. Showing my work alongside pieces from here and the Knitting and Crochet Guild collections is really exciting.”

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Communities, Coun Susan Press, said: “It’s fantastic that these two very different, but equally intriguing exhibitions are now on display at Bankfield Museum.

“Bankfield has always had a reputation for displaying innovative and interesting exhibitions like these, and along with the award-winning For King and Country exhibition, they make for a great visit.”

Shared Histories is on display until January 7 2017, and Hand in Glove until January 14 2017.