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Lynn Setterington: Textile Artist

See our team’s Studio Thinking blog where we’ve been sharing thoughts about the brand new Clore Learning Studio we’ll have when the Whitworth reopens in Autumn 2014 . We’ve been looking at artists in our collection and how they use studios and other spaces creatively. This week we looked at textile artist Lynn Setterington whose work features in the Whitworth’s TACTILE textile handling resource.

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Lynn Setterington. This piece made of recycled materials is included in the Whitworth Art Gallery's TACTILE textile handling resource. Lynn Setterington. This piece made of recycled materials is included in the Whitworth Art Gallery’s TACTILE textile handling resource.

Leading up to the Whitworth Art Gallery’s reopening, our Learning and Engagement team is preparing to move into a brand new Clore learning studio. We want to look at how our new studio space can be used creatively by our visitors.  We’ll be exploring the different ways artists in the Whitworth’s collections use their studios and other spaces for creativity, collaborative work, and much more.

Lynn uses her studio as a reflective space, where she can combine her artistic and academic practices. Her studio is a place where she can analyse her previous work, evaluating her practice and getting inspiration for future creations. Lynn says that this process is particularly useful now that she is studying for a PhD in Embroidery and socially engaged art, as it allows her to analyse…

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