An exhibition of students work inspired by the theme ‘Hiraeth’ and the Museums collections.
Taking inspiration from the Museum - the building itself, the industrial textile machinery or the textile collection - students from South and West Wales colleges were invited to submit a piece of work for a curated exhibition at the Museum which explores the theme.
‘Hiraeth’ is a word without a direct English translation, but can be best described as a deep yearning and connection with Wales.
The Museum’s collection of Welsh textiles is highly evocative of our heritage and makes a rich source of inspiration for contemporary artists and designers.
Architecture, machinery, materials, colour, pattern and texture combine to define industrial and domestic traditions in different geographical regions thus representing a strong sense of place.
The collections can not only offer the scholar the chance to understand our ancestors, craft and technology, but also define a place in a more poetic and philosophical way.
Utilitarian objects such as shawls and blankets answer practical needs but also offer an opportunity to explore a proud celebration of pattern, colour and protection.
Come and see the results of their inspiration.