Sadly I couldn't take any pictures of this exhibition, which was a shame as the pieces in it where beautiful.
However here is the link to what the V&A have on their website: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/the-fabric-of-india/
It was great to see this exhibition, to see where the origins of textile's began in a country where it seems to have had most impact. It has given me insight to the different ways that textiles can be used and how there are many ways identity and expression can be woven or dyed onto the fabric. It has made me realise the importance of decisions around use of colour can have on my work as these aspects can holding meaning as much as the content.
Indian textiles are embedded in every aspect of its Identity ... Religious worship finds expression through cloth..."
The above text was taken from one of the plaques in the exhibition, a statement about textiles in India. It stuck with me as a saw a correlation with the reasons that I am using textiles to express my story and views on identity.
Jodi ann Nicholson
I am a multidisciplinary artist. my training started at the Contemporary Dance School, TrinityLaban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Continuing developing my creative practice at Cardiff School of Art and Design in their Masters in Fine Arts course.