Ilford gallery to become Roman atrium for new exhibition
- Credit: David Mirzoeff
An art gallery in Ilford is to be transformed into a Roman atrium for a new exhibition.
Mammoth Loop, which opens at Space on October 9, will explore Ilford’s rich past, from the pre-historic mammoth skull discovered in 1864 through to Roman and Iron Age artefacts.
It will feature large-scale quilted wall hangings made from embroidered pieces created by artist Cecilia Charlton.
These are the result of a series of textile workshops with a group of residents in the summer.
Roman-style pillars, patterned wall friezes and a giant fabric mammoth head will also be on display.
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Circular seating shaped like a fountain will sit under the gallery’s central glass dome, intended to create the effect of a light, spacious courtyard.
The gallery will be running free drop-in textile workshops, suitable for adults and children, on a number of Saturdays throughout the exhibition. The workshops will run on October 30, November 20 and December 11.
Space re-opened at the start of September, having been closed since the beginning of the pandemic.
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