Projects

Methodologies of Digital Jacquard in Design and Arts

Methodologies of Digital Jacquard in Design and Arts: Conference and Exhibition

The Fashion Gallery, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2013)

Artists:
Liz Williamson
Junichi Arai
Louise Lemieux Bérubé
Philipa Brock
Lia Cook
Wen-Ying Huang

Co-curated by Dr Kinor Jiand, Dr Tao Hua (Institute of Textiles and Clothing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University) and Miss Yuki Cheng (Assistant Curator, The Fashion Gallery, Hong Kong Polytechnic University), the exhibition features six contemporary textile artists and designers whose practise incorporates digital jacquard techniques. The exhibition surveys where technology is woven with tradition, and presents diverse work ranging from the nostalgic, mnemonic work of Lemieux Bérubé and Huang, to the surreal and organically architectural forms of Brock. RED OBJECTS’ Liz Williamson is exhibiting three jacquard woven works:

The Jacquard pieces featured in the exhibition are taken from a collection meditating on themes of protection. While other forms in the series took a more literal embodiment of the theme, in the form of vessels and sacs for containment, the Jacquard pieces offer a more subtle and sentimental message.
(excerpt from catalogue essay)

Jacquard 1

Liz Williamson, Stitch (2008). Wool blend, silk, cotton and rayon; 104 x 103cm. Photograph: Ian Hobbs

Liz Williamson, <i>Stitch</i> (2008). Wool blend, silk, cotton and rayon; 104 x 103cm. Photograph: Ian Hobbs
Liz Williamson, <i>Circle</i> (2008). Wool blend, silk, cotton and rayon; 102.5 x 104cm. Photograph: Ian Hobbs
Liz Williamson, <i>Container</i> (2008). Wool blend, silk and rayon; 103 x 103.5cm. Photograph: Ian Hobbs