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Ariadne’s Thread, an exhibition by a group of graduates from MTU Crawford College of Art and Design’s Special Purpose Award in Contemporary Art Textiles, opens at 6pm on Tuesday 4th June at the MTU Gallery, 46 Grand Parade, Cork City. The exhibition will run for from 11am-4pm each weekday until Wednesday 12th June, and will showcase 2D and 3D textiles pieces by ten artists who have recently completed their studies. Their work explores a broad range of complex themes such as loss, memory, family history, nature, connection, conflict and exploitation. Using diverse techniques, materials and processes, the wall-hung and sculptural works include weave, crochet, stitch, felting, print, natural materials and natural dyes. Ariadne’s Thread takes its title from Greek mythology. Ariadne, King Minos’ daughter, is associated with problem-solving skills, ingenuity and creativity. When Theseus went to slay the Minotaur, she helped him to escape the labyrinth by giving him a ball of red thread. At the heart of this Greek myth lies a metaphor relating to finding our way through the maze of the creative process – something the ten female exhibitors can relate to well. Each showed great intuition, creativity and clever problem-solving skills as they worked through their research and creative challenges over the past two years to culminate in the creation of this body of work.
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