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Lubaina Himid: Lost Threads at The Holburne Museum

19 January @ 10:00 am 21 April @ 5:00 pm


Born in Zanzibar in 1954, Lubaina Himid is a British artist who has dedicated her four-decades-long career to uncovering marginalised and silenced histories, figures, and cultural expressions.

In a practice that includes paintings, prints, drawings and installations, she has addressed the histories and legacies of colonialism and slavery and engages with political questions and artistic traditions from the eighteenth century to the present day.

Weaving and flowing across the front façade and around the permanent collections, Lubaina Himid’s Lost Threads will see 400 metres of vibrant Dutch wax fabric transform the spaces of the Holburne Museum.

Reflecting the movement of the oceans and rivers that have been used to transport cotton, yarn and enslaved people throughout history, Lost Threads traces the paradoxes of textile production and circulation by engaging with its material implications.