Join us at Kettle’s Yard to celebrate the opening of our next exhibition Material Power: Palestinian Embroidery. Explore the galleries after hours and enjoy a drink with friends.

FREE, booking recommended, pay bar

About Material Power: Palestinian Embroidery
Material Power: Palestinian Embroidery explores the historical life and contemporary significance of Palestinian embroidery. This ancient and beautiful practice remains an important living tradition and the most prominent cultural material of Palestine today. Curated by Rachel Dedman, the exhibition looks at the ways in which embroidery, primarily undertaken by women, has evolved through a century of turbulent history for the Palestinian people.

Material Power: Palestinian Embroidery is organised by Kettle’s Yard in collaboration with the Whitworth, The University of Manchester, where it will travel from 24 November 2023 – 7 April 2024.

The exhibition at Kettle’s Yard is accompanied by Rachel Dedman’s 2016 book, At the Seams: A Political History of Palestinian Embroidery, published by the Palestinian Museum, available to purchase in the Kettle’s Yard shop.

The exhibition is generously supported by The Orange Tree Trust and the Material Power: Palestinian Embroidery Supporters Circle.