Exhibition Dates: 11 March – 17 April 2016 / Main Gallery
A retrospective of luxurious art textiles in silk, velvet, cotton and felted wool by internationally collected designer Marian Clayden. The exhibition celebrates the influence of a British-born artist (1937–2015) who transformed psychedelic tie-dyed fabrics into a million-dollar fashion business in the United States. Curated by Mary Schoeser, the globally respected historian, Art Textiles takes a close look at the shibori dyeing techniques used by Clayden, revealing how simple methods can create complex, sumptuous effects.
Part of the Festival of Textiles 2016
Image (left): Marian Clayden, Dip-Dye, 1970. Raw cotton: folded, tie-dyed, dip-dyed, discharged. 210cm high. Photo © Roger Clayden. Image (right): Marian and Roger Clayden wearing examples of her work.