Design Your Own Rug
The Broadway Gallery has launched its very own ‘Design Your Own Rug’ competition, in celebration of British artist—and Domotex CDA 2014 winner—Allistair Covell’s first ever solo exhibition currently held at the Broadway Gallery, Letchworth Garden City, UK. The closing date of the competition is 5 May 2019, which is when the exhibition ends.
Curated by Laura Dennis, ‘Canvas To Carpet’ focuses on Allistair’s abstract hand-knotted carpets and painted synaesthetic responses to music which were interpreted and woven in Afghanistan by Turquoise Mountain weavers, and in Nepal by Rug Maker weavers.
Great public interested in the exhibition, and in the process of carpet making (displayed through two films of weavers in Nepal and Afghanistan), has encouraged the Broadway Gallery to partner with Digswell Arts Trust and Rug Maker, and invite you to draw inspiration from Allistair’s abstract and colourful paintings and hand-knotted carpet designs, to create your very own ‘canvas to carpet’.
The winning design will be made into a 1 m x 1 m square rug, hand-woven by Rug Maker’s weavers in Nepal. The rug will be placed on public display at Letchworth’s new tourist information facility Discover Letchworth, before being awarded to the winning designer.
Get creative and design your very own carpet!