Garland #21 (step and stitch), a new piece commissioned for the exhibition Taking Time: Craft and the Slow Revolution was kick started with a performance on Friday 23rd October at 7pm, at the Waterhall, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

Garland #21 (step and stitch) was the latest in a series of interactive installations started in 2006, involving members of the public in weaving and stitching. With this new piece, a series of choreographic sequences was developed linking movements associated with dance steps and stitches. The performance stood as an invitation for members of the public to contribute to the piece and while doing so, reflect on craft as a ritualised and communal activity. The piece was devised by the artist in collaboration with dancer and choreographer Cheryl McChesney Jones.

For more information on the exhibition from Craftspace, curated by Helen Carnac, see and

For opening times at the museum and the events programme see

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