2pm - 4pm
University of Glasgow
Hunterian Art Gallery
Join textiles expert Dr. Jonathan Cleaver, who’ll be exploring the history of Glasgow’s carpet factories through the Templeton archive.
Stoddard International Plc and James Templeton & Co. Ltd were world-famous carpet manufacturers based in Renfrewshire and Glasgow, operating during the 19th and 20th century. The carpet and textile factory archives of these companies held within the University of Glasgow Archives and Special Collections include design sketches, photos, drawings and carpet pieces that build into a broader record of culture, industry and everyday design.
The work for Turner Prize-winning artist Elizabeth Price’s exhibition UNDERFOOT was created following the artist’s research fellowship with the University of Glasgow Library, where she worked with Master Weaver Dr. Jonathan Cleaver to explore and study these archives. Join us in the Hunterian Art Gallery to hear from Jonathan in person who’ll be exploring the importance of this collection and how it reflects an essential part of Glasgow’s industrial heritage.
Jonathan Cleaver trained in Tapestry at Edinburgh College of Art. He was a Master Weaver at Dovecot Tapestry Studio before gaining a PhD at the University of Glasgow studying the history of industrial carpet weaving.
Tickets are free but booking is required.