Coming Together: Culturally Inspired Creation

image with four different textiles around the edge with black and pink text in the middle with the title of the exhibition

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This exhibition is a collaboration between traditional textile artisan designers in the Kutch district in northwest India and students at the UW–Madison. Together, students learn textile traditions from India through their artisan designer partners and objects in the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection. Choosing an object in the Collection as inspiration, students and artisan collaborators co-designed scarves for the contemporary market. These final works, along with their inspiration object from the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, will be on view in celebration of the language of tradition, collaboration, and hand work in textile design.

This exhibition is presented in co-sponsorship with the Division of the Arts and the Design Studies Department.

Judy Frater’s residency is presented by the UW–Madison Division of the Arts and hosted by the Design Studies Department with Professor Jenny Angus as lead faculty. For more information about Judy Frater’s residency, visit:

Related Events (PASSED):
April 30, 2022 – Exhibition Reception & Trunk Show
May 3, 2022 – Public Presentations by Design Studies 527: Global Artisan Students