New Lanark World Heritage Site is a unique 18th century mill village sitting alongside the picturesque River Clyde less than one hour from Glasgow and Edinburgh. Visitors can see recreated millworkers’ houses, historic working machinery and the nearby ‘Falls of Clyde’ waterfalls. There’s a Mill Shop selling locally made textiles, welcoming Mill Café and the 3-star New Lanark Mill Hotel.
New Lanark has recently opened its newly developed Exhibition Gallery, and the first exhibition in this new space is ARTIST TEXTILES Picasso to Warhol.
This stunning exhibition traces the history of 20th century art in textiles and vintage fashion garments with highlights including prints of work by Salvador Dalí, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol.
Artist Textiles shows how ordinary people were once able to engage with modern art in a personal and intimate way through their clothing and home furnishings. The exhibition features examples of key European and American art movements: Fauvism, Cubism, Constructivism, Abstraction, Surrealism and Pop Art; as well as the work of leading fashion designers and manufacturers.
The exhibition will also now include are four vintage, printed silk garments designed by Andy Warhol, all relatively new discoveries, with two of the pieces never having been exhibited before in the UK or internationally. Take your class to see over 200 rare, vintage pieces displayed in the UK, outwith London, for the first time!
New Lanark are delighted that Artist Textiles will be the first exhibition to open the redeveloped Exhibition Gallery in 2018.
ARTIST TEXTILES Picasso to Warhol is a touring exhibition from the Fashion and Textile Museum in London and so far its feedback from visitors has been nothing short of raving:
“Extremely interesting, beautifully presented and informative.”
“Fantastic day out. A beautiful location, art and nature in one incredible setting!”
So if you’re stuck for ideas about where to take your class on a school-trip look no further! See some of the greatest painting masters without having to travel to London.
New Lanark offers excellent group rates and packages are available for all types of groups, including educational groups.
Groups are also welcome at New Lanark’s next two exhibitions 2018 which are as follows:
- Making the Great Tapestry of Scotland: 18th May – 1st July 2018
- GAME PLAN Board Games Rediscovered: 20th July – 4th November 2018
To find out more about visiting New Lanark please visit www.newlanark.org
If you have any enquiries about visiting, or would like to book a group visit, contact New Lanark on firstname.lastname@example.org / 01555 661345 and their Bookings Team will be delighted to assist you.