The Fabric of Protest.

This exhibition examines the social, economic and political dimensions of a material.   Taking as our starting point an image of Katherine Hamnett wearing her ‘58% DON’T WANT PERSHING’ T-shirt to meet Margaret Thatcher at Downing Street, we take cotton to be both the carrier of choice of any message post-James Dean – as well as the signifier of a raft of other histories, oppressions, contestations and possibilities.   Fabric of Protest is what we wear on our chests, our stories, investigations, and statements, the way we wear what we think.