Opening on September 15th at New Art Centre – The Most Real Thing brings together diverse artists and makers to examine the ongoing relationship between sculpture and textiles, including work made using a range of techniques and media, from three-dimensional objects, contemporary painting, costume and performance to fabric, craft and design.
The title of the exhibition is taken from Anni Albers’ 1938 essay Work with Material in which she claimed: “…we must come down to earth from the clouds where we live in vagueness and experience the most real thing there is: material.”

Artists – Anton Alvarez, Phyllida Barlow, Peter Collingwood, Lucienne Day, Barry Flanagan, Naum Gabo, Shirin Guild, Diana Harrison, Barbara Hepworth, Des Hughes, Ptolemy Mann, Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson, Nicholas Pope, Mary Redmond, Eva Rothschild, Ismini Samanidou, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Ann Sutton, Alexis Teplin