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Turing’s Textiles event at Manchester Museum, 8/9

September 7, 2012

On Saturday the 8th of September there is a contemporary textile course at the Museum linked in with the Alan Turing & Life’s Enigma exhibition, marking the centenary of the brilliant mathematician. In an incredible article published in 1952, Alan Turing suggested that everything from the spots and stripes on animals to the arrangement of pine cones and flowers could be explained by the interactions between two chemicals. Come in to the Manchester Museum and be inspired by patterns in nature to create some textile masterpieces by translating an initial sketch onto cloth with embroidery, embellishment and mixed media. The day begins at 10am with an exhibition tour by Alice Nichols who worked on the content. Alice will also introduce Alan Turing’s work and his interest in patterns in nature. Local texile artist Gywneth Depport will lead the rest of the workshop and guide participants through the creative process from an initial sketch inspired by the exhibition, onto cloth with embroidery, embellishment and mixed media.

Please book! To book a place email anna.bunney@manchester.ac.uk or phone 0161 275 2648

Photo credit: Gwyneth Depport

8 September 2012, 10:00AM – 4:00PM, Manchester Museum, book in advance, FREE

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