Textile Biennial

Kate Just selected for the 2024 Contemporary Textile Biennial: CONTEXTILE in Guimarães, Portugal

We are delighted to share that Kate Just has been selected as one of 50 artists across 29 Countries for CONTEXTILE 2024, the 7th Contemporary Textile Biennial in Guimarães, Portugal, with her Self Care Action Series.

About this body of work, Kate shares: “My Self Care Action series explores the radical roots of self care and its origins in community organising. I knitted it to remind myself and others of the ways we have learned to sustain ourselves and support each other through grief, global upheaval, family stress, and life changes. The touch and tactility in each work seeks to translates a message of love and care.”

This edition of CONTEXTILE 2024, proposes a reflection on Touch. ‘We believe touch is the foremost sense capable of repositioning people in relation to the world and from a less ocular-centric perspective. Touch is a powerful tool for fostering closer, collaborative, and healthier human relationships. Touch, when used with respect, consent, and consideration, can create environments where people feel more connected to each other, a fundamental aspect in building stronger communities and more cohesive societies. Ethical touch goes beyond the physical aspect, representing, above all, an expression of recognizing humanity in one another.

CONTEXTILE 2024 will be presented from September to December 2024.

Pictured: Kate Just with ‘Self Care Action Series’, 2023, hand knitted acrylic yarn, canvas, and timber, 55 x 40 cm each.