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Georgie Meadows: Stitched Drawings

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Georgie Meadows: Stitched Drawings

Exhibition Type
Area Size
less than 200 sqm
Hiring Fee

For a 3-month rental excl. transport, installation, insurance:
Additional information: Administration fee. To be discussed with venues, and dependent on ownership, management and funding.

This hiring fee is set for the following exhibition format:

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Core Experience
Original collection
Exhibition Partners
Wellcome Collection is the lender and co-producer of the this exhibition.


Georgie Meadows: Stitched Drawings brings together 24 textile artworks which explore personal experiences of ageing and dementia. Meadows, a Monmouth based artist and retired occupational therapist, crafts uniquely affecting and compassionate portraits, translating line drawings of people she knows or has cared for into stitched works.

Using a domestic sewing machine to sew through two pieces of cloth, separated by wadding, Meadows creates delicate pieces whose tangled threads are both a metaphor for the scrambling of neural connections during degenerative illness and a tender and tactile form of portraiture. The works present a collision of tight-knotted threads and loose stuffing, of softness and jagged edges. Meadows’ concern with the primacy of visual communication in the act of caring, when logic and speech are often elusive, gives the portraits a meditative empathy, with the confusions of illness set beside the kindness held in the simple and reflective acts of looking and seeing.

Short snapshot stories which accompany the artist’s works movingly outline the daily challenges and triumphs of her sitters: a woman finds people assume her to be grumpy since losing her teeth; the success of a man’s day is measured by his dressing himself; a woman is hungry but her brain will no longer tell her how to eat. Meadows’ works are a testament to courage and resilience in the face of a loss of control and identity.


Textiles & Costumes

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Collection and interpretation
Content only
More Details About Technical Requirements
We expect host venues to display the exhibition in a well maintained space with a stable environment, ideally with the ability to control natural light levels. The space does not need to be fully invigilated but should have low-level security monitoring.

You will need to provide adequate storage for the transport crates in a secure, dry building without fluctuating temperature and humidity. The cases should not be positioned in direct sunlight or near a heat source.

Extra Info

Exhibition Add-Ons
Catalogue / book

Eleventh-hour Exhibit

Available in the next 18 months> Go to 11th-hour exhibits page

The exhibition is currently available in January-March and June-December 2020. There is no hire fee for the exhibition, venues only need to cover costs associated with the hosting of the exhibition, including nail-to-nail insurance, return transport, installation and £300 artist fee.

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Hiring Fee (3-month rental excl. transport, installation, insurance)

Administration fee. To be discussed with venues, and dependent on ownership, management and funding.

Hiring fee is set for the following exhibition format


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