Kirstie Williams: Mills in Colour

25 January 2024 - 13 April 2024

The Art House presents Mills in Colour, a new exhibition by local textile artist and printmaker Kirstie Williams. The exhibition explores Wakefield’s rich textile history through the use of natural dyes and printing pastes.

Williams has spent the past 6 months working on a research and development project experimenting with the use of natural colour and plant-based printing inks whilst exploring imagery of Wakefield’s textile mill heritage. Williams; project explores sustainable and environmentally friendly alternatives to screen printing inks, whilst raising awareness of the many lost or repurposed mills across the Wakefield area.

Alongside Williams’ research and technical samples, the exhibition will feature printed textile works exploring the imagery of significant mill buildings, delving into historic dye recipes and highlighting documents related to the use and sale of the mills.

Original imagery and sources from Wakefield Libraries Photographic Collection and the West Yorkshire Archive Service collections. Mills in Colour was supported with a Culture Grant by Wakefield Council as part of Our Year – Wakefield District 2024.

See Exhibition Access details at the bottom of this page

This exhibition is featured in our Learning Project Space

-The room is located on the lower floor, and can be accessed by a lift and stairs.
-The room is well-lit with no noise / no sound works
-There is no seating however, the café is close by.
-The works in this exhibition include no sound.
-Sensory ear defenders are available and can be picked up at the café.
-Our galleries are Guide and Support dog-friendly (We ask that dogs be kept on leads).
-The room has level access throughout, and allows space for wheelchair/mobility aid/pushchair users or people with Guide dogs to pass comfortably.
-The exhibition includes Audio, Braille, Easier Read and Dyslexia-friendly interpretations.

We also offer exhibition private views by appointment.
See our Access Page more information