Joan remembered as Weavers Factory launches new exhibitions

THE Weavers Factory is launching its 2020 programme on Friday, January 24 with an art prize awarded to graduates from the Manchester School of Art. 

The Joan Charnley Prize sees three young textile designers create brand new designs inspired by the extensive archive of Weavers Factory patron Joan Charnley.

The prize is followed by 11 further exhibitions including painters, illustrators, potters and printers, plus a summer art prize for under 18s.

There is also the return of Pat Kaye, whose July 2019 exhibition was the gallery’s most popular.

“Last year we exhibited some ground-breaking artists, and this year we’re turning it up a notch,” says Weavers Factory curator Julian Bovis. 

“While many of the subjects are sensitive and controversial, every exhibition will be exciting and moving. 

“Whether it is the childhood nightmares of Electra Costa, the feminist surrealism of Amy Mizrahi or Anthony Marn’s heartbreaking exhibition about loss, each show will challenge your preconception of what art is.”

All exhibitions launch on the first Saturday of each month and full details can be found online: www.weaversfactory.co.uk/exhibitions

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