House Guests - Textile Artists in David Parr House15th September 2025
Location: David Parr House, 184/186 Gwydir Street Cambridge CB1 2LW
House Guests - Textile Artists in David Parr House.
I am excited to a part of this upcoming exhibition -
"We are delighted to announce House Guests: Textile Artists in David Parr House.
This show is the first in a series of creative interventions that invite contemporary artists, designers and makers to respond to David Parr House.
The inaugural guests all work in textile materials and processes to acknowledge the story of Mary Jane Parr, wife of David. Bringing textile works into the historic domestic interiors of David Parr House shines a light on Mary's presence in the house.
Before she was married, Mary lived in Cheshire, where she was a doubler - a textile worker who, from home, spun cotton threads to create new yarns.
Through the work of eight artists, House Guests: Textile Artists explores making, domesticity, and the stories of the house.
You can book tickets to the exhibition, running on selected dates throughout September and October, on our website. https://davidparrhouse.org/
Your ticket includes a brief introduction, a printed exhibition guide and a chance to explore David Parr House and the artworks. For those attending the exhibition, photography in the house is permitted". David Parr House
Image Credit: Shelly Goldsmith, 'Pink Field' (2022)