Diverse Voices In Textiles

Diverse Voices In Textiles is an initiative designed to support a more considered, inclusive and diverse agenda within textile practice. Led by academics within the School of Creative Arts it developed a series of events and exhibitions that made more visible a diverse range of textile practitioners.

LU Arts is now building on this programme by inviting different textile artists to develop collaborative projects with students, that take place, and help celebrate various awareness weeks and months that take place across the calendar year.
This will include Black History Month, Disability History Month, LGBT+ History Month and International Women’s Day. At the end of the year all the items and produced through the workshops will be exhibited, further promoting the diversity of practice as well as the long association between textiles and activism.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

Diverse Voices In Textiles Exhibition

The Diverse Voices In Textiles exhibition ran from June to July 2022 at Martin Hall on Loughborough University campus.

The exhibition set out to celebrate distinguished textile designers, artists and practitioners who had otherwise been under-represented within curriculums and the history of textiles by bringing critical stories to the forefront, to enrich and enhance our students' knowledge and understanding of the discipline.