Time and Tide exhibition celebrates maritime past

8 June 2015
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A new exhibition celebrating Lancashire's rich maritime past opens at Fleetwood Museum in June.

The textile exhibition 'Time and Tide' runs from Saturday 27 June to Sunday 1 November.

Distinctive and imaginative fabric arts created by the contemporary textile group Preston Threads will be showcased.

Preston Threads is a thriving textile group which promotes a passion for textile art.

Lynn Asghar, Lancashire County Council's manager at Fleetwood Museum, said: "Lancashire has a strong maritime history including fishing in Morecambe Bay, tall ships sailing into Lancaster Quay and working boats at Fleetwood.

"Preston Threads has taken inspiration from our historic maritime collections and our stunning local landscape to produce striking and original pieces.

"There will certainly be a variety of work and styles on display, drawing influences from the unique and personal experiences of the artists. They range from tableaus of figures created using a dry needle felting technique portraying those who earned their living in the fishing industry, to goods created using ideas taken from old ships' maps or travelogues, and a shawl made in a lace pattern inspired by the colours on a seashore.

"They are distinctive works of art in their own right, showing remarkable creativity and will take pride of place when they go on display."

Although the exhibition is free to attend, admission to Fleetwood Museum is £3 for adults and £2 for concessions. Accompanied children go free.

For more information visit www.lancashire.gov.uk/museums, telephone 01253 876621 or email fleetwoodmuseum@lancashire.gov.uk

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For further information please contact: Julie Dobson on 01772 536616
Julie.Dobson@lancashire.gov.uk
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