By the Metre
Coventry’s rich history in ribbon weaving is embedded in its culture. Once filled with factories, Foleshill Road is now inhabited as one of the most diverse multicultural areas in Coventry. A long stretch of shops and small business are held together with years of hopes, dreams and hard work. These shops have become a source of livelihood, telling a story of the history and culture whilst becoming a home to its residents.
Representing a place of unity and belonging, Nilupa Yasmin explores current day Foleshill and its people. From door to door, in fabric shops to conversations, about generations of families working together. ‘By the metre’ embodies the same growth and determination that Foleshill is known for. Yasmin pays homage to the craft of weaving and this installation entwines a piece of old Coventry into the new.
'By the Metre' is a 28ft woven installation that pays homage to Coventry's history in ribbon weaving by entwining old Coventry with the new.
Exhibited at The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, 2019.
Commissioned by Photo Archive Miners