Double Weave: Bourne and Allen’s Modernist Textiles

Activity: EventsOutreach and Public Engagement


Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft marked ten years since their major redevelopment with an exhibition about the museum’s co-founder Hilary Bourne (1909 – 2004) and Barbara Allen (1903 – 1972), her partner in life and work.

I formed part of a team of curators brought together to research and deliver the exhibition, directly assisting the Project Lead (E-J Scott) with project management, liaising with the museum, conservators and fellow curators, supporting the commissioning of a contemporary weaver to respond to Bourne and Allen's work, and co-editing text and object lists.
Period1 Mar 202316 Sept 2023
Event typeExhibition
LocationDitchling, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • Curation
  • Weaving
  • Gender
  • Queer lives
  • Moderism
  • Textiles
  • Feminism