Anna who is working with Alice Kettle on the Threads Bearing Witness project is a Syrian Refugee and the untitled work reflects the dislocation, separation and vulnerabilities of refugees. It is those vulnerabilities which make refugees and others in like positions so at risk of involvement in modern day slavery.
Alice Kettle is a contemporary textile/fibre artist based in the UK. She has established a unique area of practice by her use of a craft medium, consistently and on an unparalleled scale.
Her stitched works, many the size of huge figurative tapestries, exploit the textures and effects made possible through the harnessing of a mechanical process to intuitive and creative ends.
She is currently a Professor in Textile Arts in MIRIAD Manchester School of Art at Manchester Metropolitan University.
This work is not currently on public display.