Lubaina Himid: Lost Threads
Your General Entry ticket includes entry to all exhibitions and the Collection Galleries.
Born in Zanzibar in 1954, Lubaina Himid is a British artist who has dedicated her four-decades-long career to uncovering marginalised and silenced histories, figures, and cultural expressions.
In a practice that includes paintings, prints, drawings and installations, she has addressed the histories and legacies of colonialism and slavery and engages with political questions and artistic traditions from the eighteenth century to the present day.
Weaving and flowing across the front façade and around the permanent collections, Lubaina Himid’s Lost Threads will see 400 metres of vibrant Dutch wax fabric transform the spaces of the Holburne Museum.
Reflecting the movement of the oceans and rivers that have been used to transport cotton, yarn and enslaved people throughout history, Lost Threads traces the paradoxes of textile production and circulation by engaging with its material implications.
Generously supported by The Garcia Family Foundation and The Norie Trust
John Ellerman Foundation supports Holburne Museum’s Curator of Contemporary Art
With additional funding from supporters of Holburne Museum’s Contemporary Programme:
Roland and Sophie Rudd
Francesca Beauman and James Bobin
Sir Ian and Mercedes Stoutzker
J.P Marland Charitable Trust
Image Credit: Lubaina Himid, Lost Threads, 2024, Dutch wax print fabric. Courtesy of the artist and Hollybush Gardens, London. Photo Jo Hounsome