‘Heart’ at Lustre 2022

Dates of event: 4 Nov 2022 - 6 Nov 2022 Fri, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Sat & Sun, Daily Opening Time: 10:00am - Daily Closing Time: 4:00pm

Venue Address: Lakeside Arts, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD

Multi-coloured lab coat sewn from over 100 individual textile artworks

Elements of our Heart project will be exhibited at Lakeside Arts’ long-running contemporary craft and design fair.

Heart showcases the work of a community textiles project led by artist Anna Wickramasinha. The project connected local people to the work of the Biodiscovery Institute at the University of Nottingham.

It features a stunning lab coat assembled from 111 individual textile artworks, skilfully stitched together by Reeta Brack at One BC. Each panel of this coat was created by a Nottingham community member, under Anna’s expert guidance.

Textile dyed to look like heart cell

Workshops held at City Arts and hubb in Sneinton taught techniques ranging from embroidery to embossing. Community members were joined by researchers from the Biodiscovery Institute and learnt about their ground-breaking work.

Look closely and you will see the influence of the researchers’ work: patterns drawn from microscopic images of cells and motifs inspired by cutting edge biotechnology.

The lab coat tells the story of a creative journey through scientific discovery.

About Lustre

At Lustre you can find everything from artisan jewellery and bags to ceramics, glass and tableware – a great place to look for unique gifts for your family and friends (or as a treat for yourself). This year, visitors can buy beautiful handmade objects or commission work direct from over 40 of the UK’s finest established and emerging designer/makers, selected for the quality and uniqueness of their craft.