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Saturday 20 May 2017
12pm – 2.30pm
Join us for a site-specific collaboration between renowned poet, Rommi Smith and musician and composer, Jenni Molloy, in celebration of Harewood House’s two Axminster carpets in the Music Room and Yellow Drawing Room. Smith’s response reflects the current condition mapping of the delicate Yellow Drawing Room carpet in preparation for conservation, following a public consultation. These unique carpets have survived since the late 18th century and were specifically commissioned for the Adam interior rooms at Harewood.
Rommi Smith is a writer and performer, a University of Leeds doctoral research scholar and currently visiting research scholar at City University New York. She has played a key role in the Yorkshire Year of the Textile programme participating in the Knit/Lit workshops across the region and has previously collaborated with Jenni Molloy at Harrogate’s Pump Room Museum responding to a crimplene choral dress of 1972.
For more information please visit rommi-smith.co.uk.
This event is part of the Yorkshire Year of the Textile programme, funded by Arts Council England and led by the Cultural Institute at the University of Leeds, which celebrates the rich textile collections held across the region.
Performance times for this event are 12.00pm and 2.00pm. Please make your way to the Entrance Hall of the State Floor for the start time of the performance.
Please note, attendance to this performance is included with the purchase of a Freedom ticket. Visitors who have purchased a Grounds and Below Stairs ticket will be required to pay a State Floor upgrade.