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hand-stitched Stories - Solo Exhibition by Sabine Kaner

hand-stitched Stories - Solo Exhibition by Sabine Kanerhand-stitched Stories - Solo Exhibition by Sabine Kaner

Textile & Furniture Exhibition


The Gallery



Aug 2021




Oct 2021

We are delighted to announce that renowned textile design artist, Sabine Kaner and her husband, Professor Jake Kaner, Associate Dean of Research at the School of Art and Design, Nottingham Trent University will be exhibiting some of their work in the Upstairs Gallery at 78 Derngate throughout August to October.

Sabine attended art school in London and Manchester studying printmaking, but it was later on that she changed direction and began working in mixed media.  Very much informed by her own experiences as well as her studies, Sabine’s identity as a biracial person is intertwined with the work she produces. With a strong interest in mental health and outsider art, Sabine has also worked on various community projects, including an artist’s residency in a school focusing on developing early creativity.  

Previously Head of Research and Professor of Furniture at Buckingham New University and an editorial board member of the Institute of Conservation, Jake was called upon in 2004 to create replica Charles Rennie Mackintosh furniture for the restoration of 78 Derngate. He also presented a special talk for us during the centenary exhibition in 2017 and we are very pleased to welcome him back with some of his own designs.

Their joint exhibition runs from Saturday 7th August to Friday 15th October and entry to the gallery, which is open Monday to Friday between 10am –4pm, is free.