Lubaina Himid: Lost Threads

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Jan 19 at 10:00 amApr 21 at 5:00 pm

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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.

The Holburne Future Collective interviewed Lubaina Himid about her work at the Holburne and young people in the arts. Watch the video here


Principal sponsor: 

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


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