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Exhibition Details


19 November 2010 - 25 April 2011

Sue Timney is the celebrated designer whose company, Timney-Fowler, is best known for its distinctive graphic black and white imagery. It is also one of a rare breed of design companies whose work flows effortlessly between fashion and interiors.

Timney left the Royal College of Art in 1979 after which she formed Timney-Fowler with Grahame Fowler. Sue and Grahame collaborated with designers such as Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, Ralph Lauren and Diane von Furstenberg, producing fashion and fabric concepts for their labels.

2010 is the 30th anniversary of Timney-Fowler and will be marked by an exhibition at the FTM - a retrospective of both Sue's career as a designer and her work with Timney-Fowler, featuring some unique and exclusive material in an exciting, bold display developed in collaboration with Sue.  The exhibition will explore the history and themes of this world-recognised design firm. It will be a real experience for the senses and will bring the FTM alive including a wall of fabrics and samples; furniture; and scarves and shirts bearing her distinctive designs. It will be a must for anyone interested in the artistic design process.

Sue Timney's client list appeals to fellow creatives and includes such names as Ringo Starr, Miranda Richardson, Alan Rickman, Billy Connelly, Paul Smith, Elton John, Betty Jackson, Duro Olowu and Stella McCartney. 

There will be a new book, published by Pointed Leaf Press as a monograph, accompanying the exhibition.

Exhibition open 19 Nov 2010 - 25 April 2011.

Opening hours and booking 

Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am - 6pm. Last Admissions 5.15pm. 
Closed Sunday and Monday.

Exhibition entrance is £7 or £4 for eligible concessions.
You can pay on the door or book in advance by calling 020 7407 8664. 

Look out for our programme of accompanying events

The FTM has organised a number of interesting talks and activities to complement the Sue Timney exhibition throughout the autumn and winter with plenty to keep away those winter blues and get your creativity going.

A Print Masterclass with Sue Timney - Tuesday 5th April 2011, 1 - 4pm

Exhibition Tour with Sue Timney - Thursday 14th April 2011, 4.30 - 5.30pm

...and highlights talks, activities for kids, courses and fun events. Some are free while most paid events include exhibition entry. Please note advance booking for all events is advisable as spaces are limited. Click here for the full event listing page (click 'Next' at the bottom of the listing to browse the full schedule)

 Photos: Angel Face (below top), Sue Timney portrait (bottom). Courtesy of Sue Timney.



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