EVENT09.09.2023 / 10.00am4.00pm

Weaving Showcase

Ikon Youth Programme & Seungwon Jung (SLOW BOAT, COVENTRY)

Join Ikon Youth Programme (IYP) on Slow Boat in Coventry for a showcase of weaving made in collaboration with artist Seungwon Jung. Presented as part of the Coventry Biennial 2023 …like a short cut through the brambles.

IYP is collaborating with Jung and volunteers at The Weaver’s House to explore Coventry’s history of weaving, as one of the city’s main industries in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Through workshops on Slow Boat they consider the intersection between photography and weaving.

Ikon Youth Programme is supported by Freelands Foundation.

About the artist  

Seungwon Jung (b.1992, Seoul) is an artist based in London. Jung is interested in how our perception situates time in relation to space. Her practice traverses installation, sculpture and photography, including sculptural fabric works and photographs transformed into wide range of textiles. She is also interested in the intersections at which coding and digital language meets craft and more traditional processes.

After receiving her BFA in Photography from Chung-Ang University, South Korea, Seungwon Jung relocated to London where she achieved an MFA in Fine Art Media at the Slade School of Fine Art. She is the recipient of several awards including The Photographers’ Gallery New Talent Award and The Museum of Photography, Seoul Talent Portfolio. Jung has exhibited her work internationally in the UK, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan and recently exhibited at the Korean Cultural Centre UK, London, The Museum of Photography, Seoul and The Photographers’ Gallery, London.

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Event Details

This event takes place on Slow Boat 

Free, suggested donation £5

No need to book, just drop in

Slow Boat, Coventry Canal Basin, CV1 4LY

Slow Boat is fully accessible, with a lift available. For additional access enquiries please contact education@ikon-gallery.org


Slow Boat

Coventry Canal Basin, CV1 4LY

Image Credits
1. Workshop with Ikon Youth Programme 2. Workshop with Ikon Youth Programme 3. Seungwon Jung, Ductile Deformation (2021), (detail), hand knotted tapestry based on digitally generated pattern, 98 x 148 cm. Image courtesy the artist. 4. Seungwon Jung, Window (2021), digital print on fabric, dimensions variable. Image courtesy the artist.

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