Award-winning tapestry artist Katie Russell weaves together naval history, ground-breaking technology and art to explore what was, arguably, the world’s largest naval battle in her new exhibition Woven Waves: The Jutland Tapestries.
The exhibition will also include the first Scottish showing of extraordinary high resolution shipwreck images captured during the 2016 Battle of Jutland Centenary nautical archaeology expedition to discover what really became of the warships that vanished when over 250 ships and 100,000 men clashed off the west coast of Denmark’s Jutland peninsula on 31 May 1916.
Visitors will also discover a collection of artworks and objects giving an insight into the history of tapestry weaving and be able to try their hand exploring different weaving techniques on interactive tables.
Woven Waves: The Jutland Tapestries will also be complemented by a series of exhibition events.
These include a talk by Nick Jellicoe, the grandson of Admiral Jellicoe who commanded the Grand Fleet at the Battle of Jutland.
Nick Jellicoe’s talk will be followed by a signing of his books Jutland: The Unfinished Battle and The Last Days of the High Seas Fleet: From Mutiny to Scapa Flow.
Other exhibition events during will include an artist talk and weaving workshop led by Katie Russell and a children’s weaving workshop.
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