Flax Turns Foundation Cloth

Christine Borland (Photographer)

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Flax Turns Foundation Cloth
Sat 24th Sept, 10am - 6pm, OAP Hall
A day of performance and talks as part of Christine Borland's Flax project

With Flax Turns Foundation Cloth, Deveron Projects and Christine Borland marked the end of Christine's project Flax (2019 - 21), Flax Turns (2021-22) and Foundation Cloth (2022), on Saturday 24th September from 10am - 6pm at the OAP Hall in Huntly.

The starting point for Christine’s project was Huntly’s heritage as a centre of Scotland’s linen trade during the late 18th Century. Between 2019 and 2022, she drew on communal experiences of growing and hand-working flax into linen to engender intimate connection to ecology and heritage and to develop matrilineal, alternative forms of knowledge generation and archiving.

The event was structured around a new work The Distaff Dialogues: Christine Borland & Grace Borland Sinclair, performing alongside special guest turns. Invited artists and speakers included: project collaborators Daisy Williamson, Lynne Hocking and Cath Snape; Dr Sally Tuckett (Glasgow University, discussing the Scottish women spinning linen in the 18th century and the enslaved people of the British colonies who wore it); Christiane Seufferlein on the Berta Flax Project; Annalee Davis; Caroline Gatt.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHuntly, Scotland, UK
PublisherDeveron Projects
Publication statusPublished - 24 Sept 2022

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