Join Modern Art Oxford gallery staff and weaver Jennifer Gurd to develop weaving techniques. Inspired by Hannah Ryggen: Woven Histories and the themes of protest that are prevalent in her work, this event will enable participants to express their own forms of protest through weaving.
Materials, drinks and snacks provided.
Jennifer Gurd is a guerilla weaver and Professor of Psychology and an honorary research associate at the Nuffield department of clinical neurosciences. Her current research interests focus on cerebral asymmetry and mechanisms of verbal and visuo-spatial attention, investigating how these differ between right and left handers. As an example of motor activity within body centred space, weaving uses both hands but in different ways. Many master tapestry weavers for example, seem to be ambidextrous -- which helps maintain consistency of weft tension whether weaving from left to right, or right to left (on the return).