Join Two Temple Place and VocalEyes describer Jane Brambley for an audio-described tour of Unbound: Visionary Women Collecting Textiles.
From exquisite traditional Balkan costume to contemporary international artworks, textiles offer a beautiful and intensely human insight into our history. This exhibition celebrates seven pioneering women who saw beyond the purely functional, to reveal the extraordinary artistic, social and cultural importance of textiles, through innovative and imaginative collecting. Unbound explores the stories of these women, looks at how their collections continue to influence us today and asks why textiles still have to fight for their place amongst the more established visual arts.
Two Temple Place is an ornate neo-Gothic mansion on London’s Victoria Embankment. Dating from 1895 made of Portland stone.
How to book
Tickets are free, but booking is required. One ticket will admit the ticket holder plus one companion.
Please book online via Eventbrite
Alternatively phone 0207 836 3715 or email [email protected]
Please arrive from 3:30 pm for 4 pm start
How to get here
The address is 2 Temple Place, Temple, London WC2R 3BD. The main frontage is close to the street, set behind low cast-iron railings. The entrance is via a courtyard on the left where visitors pass between two tall bronze lampstands decorated with cherubs.
Temple tube station is the closest and is on the Circle and District lines. The station has only one exit. Turn left and go up the steps (10 steps, with a rail) and you’ll be in Temple Place. There’s a crossing a few paces to your right. Cross the road and turn right, and you will find 2 Temple Place a short distance away on the left.
Several bus routes stop nearby, by the Aldwych on the Strand – numbers 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139 and 176. Temple Place is a five minute walk away, down Surrey Street towards the Embankment, then turn left at the T junction with Temple Place.
There is an NCP car park in Drury Lane, or street parking at Lincoln’s Inn Fields. Both are about 15 minutes’ walk away, but it should be possible to drop passengers off in Temple Place if required.
There is a short flight of stone steps leading up to the entrance. Wheelchair access to the building can be gained via a stair climber. Visitors will need to transfer from their wheelchair into the stair climber wheelchair. Please note that the stair climber cannot be used in wet or icy weather conditions.
Once inside the building, a lift provides access to all floors, and we have an accessible toilet on the ground floor.
During our exhibitions, Large Print label books are available in each room.
Assistance animals are welcome, and we are happy to provide water on request.
For blue badge parking please see: www.bluebadgelondon.org.uk
If you require any further information or have any further questions, please contact Georgia Murphy on: 0207 836 3715 or email [email protected]
Image caption: Spencer 1817-1819, Silk, cotton lining. © The Olive Matthews Collection, Chertsey Museum. Photo by John Chase Photography