Sun 13 Jan - Sun 20 Jan 2013
Tales of the Unfinishable showcases a single artwork – a giant textile pavilion – created from over 200 unfinished creative projects.
Quilts, knitting, doll-making, embroideries and more, all lovingly started but destined to remain forever incomplete.
Uncover the stories behind the stitches as each piece has its own tale to tell as to why its owner was unable to finish what they began.
The exhibition is the culmination of two years of research by artists Felicity Clarke and Hazel Connors who have been delving in to the phenomenon of the unfinishable.
There has been a strong contribution of textiles from East Anglian creators so many of the stories have a local connection.
The tales behind the pieces are interwoven into the artwork and told over audio inside the pavilion. Explanations range from the everyday or humorous to the heart-rending, life, death and accidents.
Tales of the Unfinishable comes to The Forum as part of a nationwide Arts Council England assisted UK tour.
Sun 13 Jan - opening at 2pm
Mon 14 - Sat 19 Jan - 9am-5pm
Sun 20 Jan - closing at 3pm
Fusion Mon 14 - Sat 19 Jan from 10am-5pm
*Fri 18 Jan 11am-5pm
Visit the Fusion Digital Gallery inside The Forum where you can view the Tales of the Unfinishable 'Audio-Visual Experience' on the big screen.
Strips, Stripes and Stories Sun 13 - Fri 18 Jan from 10am-4pm
Aviva Leigh of SlowStuff Studio teaches weaving techniques and invites members of the public to contrinute to a piece of textile artwork
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Millennium Library, first floor Mon 14 - Sat 19 Jan 9am-5pm
The library is linking in to the exhibition with a display of readers' submissions of book titles they failed to finish and the reasons why.
More info http://unfinishableblog.blogspot.co.uk/
Download the press release here
Find out more about Hazel Connors and Felicity Clarke