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McCaw Allan - a tea towel collection - introductory talk.

This talk was recorded and is now available to view on YouTube using the following link: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JqYySC6h_U

This exhibition was first shown at R-Space Gallery in Lisburn in April 2023 and from 25 August it will be on display in McCaw Allan's home town of Lurgan. Curated by contemporary artist Robert Peters, the exhibition showcases the tea towel designs of McCaw Allan, now part of the Samuel Lamont Group. The tea towels are an enduring tribute to the creativity and skill of McCaw Allan workforce, while also offering an insight into changing tastes and manufacturing process over past 50+years. The Courtyard at Brownlow House, Lurgan is the venue.

On Tuesday 29 August at 7.30pm I will give an illustrated presentation on the history of McCaw Allan and this fascinating archive of tea towels. To reserve a place, head to the Links Page on the website under the News and Events heading.

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