15/09/2023 - 27/10/2023

David Parr House introduces House Guests: Textile Artists in David Parr House, the first in a series of creative interventions that invite contemporary artists, designers and makers to respond to David Parr House.

The inaugural guests all work in textile materials and processes to acknowledge the story of Mary Jane Parr, wife of David. Bringing textile works into the historic domestic interiors of David Parr House shines a light on Mary’s presence in the house. Before she was married, Mary lived in Cheshire where she was a doubler – a textile worker who, from home, spun cotton threads to create new yarns. Through visiting works, new narratives are discovered, highlighting how the themes and values of David Parr House are as relevant today as they were to those who inhabited the space from the 1880s. House Guests is open on selected dates from 15th September to 27th October. Book your tickets online at davidparrhouse.org