British textile artist Anna Ray and winner of the Brookfield Properties Crafts Council Collection Award 2021 will present a selection of her works in a free exhibition from 21 June until 3 September 2021 at two of Brookfield Properties’ sites - 99 Bishopsgate and Aldgate Tower in the City of London.
Inspired by Ray’s Huguenot ancestors who settled in Spitalfields as textile makers in the 18th century, the exhibition On Tenterhooks will explore the past and present of textile making. Central to the exhibition will be Ray’s award-winning artworks ‘Capture’ and ‘Weave’, which will be shown in public for the first time after they were acquired by Brookfield Properties as a gift for the Crafts Council Primary Collection as part of the Award.
Anna Ray won the Brookfield Properties Crafts Council Collection Award 2021, one of the UK’s leading prizes for craft, for her ability to express energy, joy and reflection through these sculptural and colourful works, which were made during and straight after the first UK Covid-19 lockdown.
The exhibition runs from 21 June – 3 September 2021, 8am-6pm daily at 99 Bishopsgate and Aldgate Tower, London. Entry is free, no booking required. Both venues are fully accessible
Read more about the Brookfield Properties Crafts Council Collection Award here.