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Woven Waves: The Jutland Tapestries

Thursday 29th April 2021 - Tuesday 21st September 2021

Woven Waves: The Jutland Tapestries showcases artist Katie Russell’s series of tapestry weavings inspired by the Battle of Jutland.

The battle took place 31st May to 1st June 1916 off the west coast of Denmark’s Jutland peninsula between the main British and German battle fleets. It was the largest battle of the First World War with 250 ships and over 100,000 men participating. This innovative exhibition weaves together naval history, science and art. Visitors will gain insight into Katie’s research undertaken at the Sea War Museum Jutland. Through a series of objects and artworks the history of tapestry weaving is explored. Also on display for the first time in the Scotland are the extraordinary multibeam scans of the Battle of Jutland shipwrecks from the nautical archaeology expedition that marked the battle’s centenary in 2016.

Woven Waves: The Jutland Tapestries ‘In Conversation’ Series 

The Battle of Jutland Shipwrecks: In Conversation with Dr Innes McCartney

archaeologist Dr McCartney talks about his part in the Battle of Jutland Centenary expedition that took place in 2015-16 and his book ‘Jutland 1916: The Archaeology of a Naval Battlefield’.

This expedition collaboration with Gert Normann Andersen, owner of subsea services specialist JD Contractor A/S and Director of the Sea War Museum Jutland, shone further light upon what happened to the ships and submarines sunk after the Royal Navy’s Grand Fleet and the German High Seas Fleet clashed off the west coast of Denmark on the 31 May 1916 using multibeam scan technology.

 

Weaving War and Waves: In Conversation with Artist Katie Russell

This insightful conversation with artist Katie Russell touches upon the maritime and social history themes in her work and the development of her Battle of Jutland focused project and exhibition.

 

The Ins and Outs of Tapestry Weaving with Artist Katie Russell

Award-winning tapestry weaver and artist Katie Russell describes the enduring craft of tapestry, from its beginnings centuries ago up to weaving in modern Scotland.

 

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