sit festival Annemarie O'Sullivan workshop Credit: Alison King: DIS/rupt

Select Festival 2018

28 April – 28 May 2018

A Landscape of Objects exhibition & linked events
1 May – 31 July 2018
(Final dates and details TBC)


The 2017 Select Festival has been packed away, carpets rolled up and soon we will be looking to 2018. It was a fantastic festival with thousands of visitors coming to enjoy the exhibitions and events on offer as well as staying to enjoy the glorious Cotswold countryside. The Textile Study Group created extraordinary and moving work in response to the theme of DIS/rupt.

New venues were used and proved to be a success. One venue being Miserden Nursery and SIT select is planning to be there in the main garden in 2018.

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DIS/rupt was launched as part of the Select Festival 2017
The Textile Study Group presented a major exhibition project with associated workshops, gallery events and a publication, under the title DIS/rupt. Curated by Dr Melanie Miller, DIS/rupt was shown across two venues in Stroud as part of the Select Festival 2017 presented by SIT Select. It is intended that the exhibition will then tour.

The DIS/ruptproject was the result of a series of workshops and discussions between the TSG group exploring several main themes. A programme of linked workshops and events provided opportunities for participation, learning and discussion.

Disruption is something that affects everyone on all sorts of different levels. Dr Melanie Miller comments:

“We live in an uncertain world. The only certainty now seems to be uncertainty.
Life is full of disruption on personal, political, local and global scales.”

Read about the development of their work and news here