Ekta Kaul is an award winning London based artist. Her artistic practice is focused on creating narrative maps that explore places, history and belonging through stitch. A pared back aesthetic coupled with a highly considered use of graphic marks and lines form the core elements of her work. These are underpinned by a thoughtful approach to making with meaning, a deep interest in heritage and a firm commitment to sustainability. “I am drawn to maps not only because they are beautiful objects in their own right but also because they are repositories for meaning. A map can reveal so many stories and can become a portal to places that are significant in personal narratives.”, says Ekta.
Ekta works on public and private commissions taking inspiration from the history, architecture and personal narratives of place.
Join us to take a deep dive into Ekta Kaul’s creative practice. Ekta will speak about her creative journey, inspiration, projects and her upcoming book.
Thursday, June 30th, 2022
12pm – 2pm EDT
Zoom, a link will be sent to participants
the day before class.
Suggested donation: $25
Tatter Library is a registered 501(c)3. Our speaker series is part of our community programming, and is also a way that we fund the maintenance of our collection. We would like to make this lecture available to anyone who would like to participate, therefore tickets for this event are a suggested donation of $25. All of our speakers are paid. If you are unable to pay the full amount but would still like to participate, you may pick a different amount in the drop down list. As always, we are grateful for your support, which ensures the continuation and preservation of textile knowledge.
**This session will be recorded. A link to the recording will be emailed to all those who register following the live session. This link is live for one week for you to watch at your convenience.
Ekta Kaul is an award winning textile artist known for her narrative maps that explore places, history and belonging through stitch. Her work is held in several permanent collections including at the Crafts Council, Liberty of London, the Gunnersbury Museum and those of private collectors. Ekta is also a highly experienced educator and teaches at the Victoria & Albert Museum, West Dean College in the UK and internationally. She has received awards from the Crafts Council and the Arts Council England and was the winner of 2021 Cockpit Arts Textile Prize. Ekta lives and works in London.