The Great Train Tapestry

THE BIG REVEAL

The Great Train Tapestry will have its public unveiling at 12:00 on International Women’s Day (8th March) at Gloucester Railway Station.

Introducing the Great Train Tapestry … an exciting new contemporary artwork that will showcase stories around the Great Western Railway, particularly its links to Gloucester and the much overlooked important role that women played in making the Western Railway Great.

Join us on the journey, where our conductor will be: Lisl Ponger

Open to women and non-binary identities

This project has been made possible by the generous support of the GWR Community Fund and Canon.

Great Train Tapestry News

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The Great Train Tapestry is hurtling towards completion ...

Applique & Photography Workshop Review

The Great Train Tapestry is taking shape as we continue through our series of textile workshops facilitated by local artists. An appliqué workshop concluded our open access sessions in 2023…

The Great Train Tapestry Batik Workshop II Review

As Phase II of the Great Train Tapestry continues on, we're looking back on the making sessions that have taken place so far. Our first sessions included batik workshops facilitated by Zariq Rosita-Hanif.

Printing Photographs onto Fabric!

In another exciting open access session, we explored a different technique for creating panels for the Great Train Tapestry: printing photographs onto fabric!

Applique & photography with Katie Taylor II

Thursday, 18 Jan 2024 at 13:30 : Learn all about this timeless technique in a casual workshop led by local artist Katie Taylor!

We’re going to the V&A!

Field trips to the V&A for further inspiration for those making the tapestry

Ph.D. Opportunity with the University of Westminster

See this post on the British Photo History Website - combining both our passions, trains and photography!

Great Train Tapestry: The Story So Far

Phase I of the Great Train Tapestry’s creation has now reached its close and thanks to the creative guidance of Lisl Ponger, we continue our process with a solid foundation of ideas and an established vision for the project’s next steps!

The Great Train Tapestry: Phase II

Following our series of workshops led by international artist Lisl Ponger, we have now progressed to the making stage of this tapestry.

About The Great Train Tapestry

Gloucester: Introducing the Great Train Tapestry … an exciting new contemporary artwork

Past Events

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Storytelling through objects and photographs with Danielle Tipton

Friday, 15th December 2023 : 13:00 - 15:00 : In this free workshop led by photographer Danielle Tipton we will get to learn about using objects as props, and storytelling instruments.

Applique with photography with Katie Taylor

Sunday, 17th December 2023 11:00 - 13:00 : Learn all about this timeless technique in a casual workshop led by local artist Katie Taylor!

Workshop : Synthetic Dyes for Image Transfer onto Fabrics

A free workshop experimenting with sublimation print and dysperse dye transfer onto fabric as part of the Great Train Tapestry Project.

The Great Train Tapestry Batik Workshop II

As part of our Great Train Tapestry project, Zariq Rosita Hanif will be leading this 2nd workshop using batik to create panels for the final piece!

The Great Train Tapestry Batik Workshop

As part of our Great Train Tapestry project, Zariq Rosita Hanif will be leading a workshop using batik to create panels for the final piece!

The Great Train Tapestry: Phase I – Workshops

Gloucester: Introducing the Great Train Tapestry …free workshops with Lisl Ponger

This project is made possible through the generous support of
the GWR Community Fund & Canon