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Artist Textiles Picasso to Warhol

Join Head of Exhibitions, Dennis Nothdruft, as he looks back at one of the Museum’s most popular exhibitions, Artist Textiles Picasso to Warhol, originally exhibited in 2014.

The exhibition traced the history of 20th century art in textiles, demonstrating how ordinary people were able to engage with modern art in a personal and intimate way through their clothing and home furnishings. Dennis will discuss some of the key pieces featured as part of the display and their relationship to European and American art movements: Fauvism, Cubism, Constructivism, Abstraction, Surrealism and Pop Art. Highlights included work by Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dalí, Sonia Delaunay, Raoul Dufy, Barbara Hepworth, Fernand Léger, Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso, Ben Nicholson and Andy Warhol.

He will also speak about his favourite pieces from the over 200 rare examples included in the show, many of which had not been on public display before. Along with these key works, Dennis will reflect on the experience of putting Artist Textiles, together with guest curators Geoffrey Rayner and Richard Chamberlain and how the exhibition has toured around the world.

Ticket: £5.00

BOOK YOUR TICKETS
This talk will take place on the streaming platform Microsoft Teams Live, details of how to access the talk will be included in your booking confirmation. You will receive a unique link via email prior to the event, if you are planning to use a smartphone or tablet you will need to download the Microsoft Teams App which can be found for free in your devices App Store. Please ensure you are using the most recent operating system on your device and you can access Microsoft Teams to ensure you have the best experience. The talk starts at 1pm and lasts for approximately one hour, followed by a Q&A session at the end. If you have any questions regarding this talk, please get in touch via our contact form. Please note the tickets sales cut-off for this event is 2 hours before the start time.

Missoni: Art & Colour

Explore the Fashion and Textile Museum’s popular exhibition, MISSONI ART COLOUR, organised by the MA*GA Art Museum in collaboration with Missoni, with the Museum’s Head of Exhibitions, Dennis Nothdruft.

With the founding of their eponymous company in 1953 in Gallarate, Italy, Ottavio and Rosita Missoni changed the fashion world’s – and our – perceptions of the knitted garment forever. The combination of Ottavio’s interest in art, design and colour, and Rosita’s innate sensibility to clothing engendered a whole new approach to dressing. The inaugural Missoni collection, called ‘Milano-Simpathy’, was presented by the couple at the famous La Rinascente store in 1958. A fashion show for the press was staged in 1966; the unconventional use of colour and pattern in knit made it the first of many successful shows over the following decades.

Join us for this Online Event and discover the creative process of Italian fashion house, Missoni, and the textiles of Ottavio and Rosita Missoni, in the context of 20th century fine art. One of the most respected exponents of the ‘Made in Italy’ concept, the work of Ottavio and Rosita Missoni is deeply rooted in modern art, making the Missoni brand distinctive in the world of international fashion.

Ticket: £5.00

BOOK YOUR TICKETS
This talk will take place on the streaming platform Microsoft Teams Live, details of how to access the talk will be included in your booking confirmation. You will receive a unique link via email prior to the event, if you are planning to use a smartphone or tablet you will need to download the Microsoft Teams App which can be found for free in your devices App Store. Please ensure you are using the most recent operating system on your device and you can access Microsoft Teams to ensure you have the best experience. The talk starts at 1pm and lasts for approximately one hour, followed by a Q&A session at the end. If you have any questions regarding this talk, please get in touch via our contact form. Please note the tickets sales cut-off for this event is 2 hours before the start time.

Orla Kiely in Conversation

Orla Kiely and the Fashion and Textile Museum’s Head of ExhibitionsDennis Nothdruft, will be in conversation at this intimate discussion. 

In this rare opportunity, hear about Orla’s journey from her first collection of hats presented at London Fashion Week in 1994, to the successful worldwide brand known and loved today. Discover the inspirations behind Orla’s designs; the patterns of the 1950s and 1960s, and designers such as Mary Quant, Shirley Craven and Lucienne Day.  

Hear how Orla explored the power of decoration to transform the way we feelthrough the 2018 exhibition, Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern and its accompanying book. Delve into the designer’s world – how she workswhat has inspired her and how her facility with pattern has produced designs that have resonated around the world. 

Orla Kiely is one of the UK and Irelands most successful designers. Her stylized graphic patterns are innovative, influential and instantly recognisable. Since receiving her MA from the Royal College of Art in 1992, Orla Kiely has created a style that captures the spirit of a world that yearns for certainty in tumultuous times. Inspired by the up-beat post-war years, her nostalgia is ours: for those optimistic days of economic recovery, youthful discovery and innocent certainty. 

Dennis Nothdruft is Head of Exhibitions at the Fashion and Textile Museum and curator of Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern.

A Life in Pattern, £25, published by Conran Octopus to coincide with the 2018 exhibitionis available to buy from our online shop here.

Ticket: £5.00

BOOK YOUR TICKETS
This talk will take place on the streaming platform Microsoft Teams Live, details of how to access the talk will be included in your booking confirmation. You will receive a unique link via email prior to the event, if you are planning to use a smartphone or tablet you will need to download the Microsoft Teams App which can be found for free in your devices App Store. Please ensure you are using the most recent operating system on your device and you can access Microsoft Teams to ensure you have the best experience. The talk starts at 1pm and lasts for approximately one hour, followed by a Q&A session at the end. If you have any questions regarding this talk, please get in touch via our contact form. Please note the tickets sales cut-off for this event is 2 hours before the start time.

Foale and Tuffin: Made in England

Delve into the 1960s, with a look back at the exhibition Foale & Tuffin: Made in England, curated by Head of Exhibitions Dennis Nothdruft in 2009/10.

Through this online talk, Dennis will explore the work of these two influential designers who were at the heart of the cultural explosion in London in the sixties. The Foale and Tuffin label was what cool girls wore – colourful, pop-inspired mini-dresses and trend-setting trouser suits were just some of the key pieces that were ahead of their time in developing popular, desirable fashion.

Foale and Tuffin: Made in England charts the very personal story of two women who set up on their own with just a lot of courage and £200 in their pockets, to becoming two key British fashion designers of the 1960s and the part they played in creating the changing London scene.

Ticket: £5.00

BOOK YOUR TICKETS
This talk will take place on the streaming platform Microsoft Teams Live, details of how to access the talk will be included in your booking confirmation. You will receive a unique link via email prior to the event, if you are planning to use a smartphone or tablet you will need to download the Microsoft Teams App which can be found for free in your devices App Store. Please ensure you are using the most recent operating system on your device and you can access Microsoft Teams to ensure you have the best experience. The talk starts at 1pm and lasts for approximately one hour, followed by a Q&A session at the end. If you have any questions regarding this talk, please get in touch via our contact form. Please note the tickets sales cut-off for this event is 2 hours before the start time.

Silk Painting Workshop

This one-day workshop provides a structured introduction to the techniques of painting on silk and a master class in how to apply colour and create stunning designs. Following an introduction to the materials, artist Hilary Simon will demonstrate different ways to create a variety of effects on silk using salt, layering, alcohol and methods of applying the dyes and gutta gum. The dyes are French Dupont which mix beautifully and run like vibrant watercolours. Following the demonstration, time is spent creating designs on paper and testing techniques on a sample silk square. During the afternoon participants will create their own 15” silk square, with one-to-one guidance in their choice of dyes and approach.

At the end of the workshop participants will take home their new skill plus the test silk square and completed work of art, perfect for framing, hanging or ready to fix and hem. The workshop is suitable for beginners and people of all abilities.

Hilary Simon is an artist and curator. She has exhibited her work in solo exhibitions worldwide and her paintings have been widely published with her designs used for book covers, greeting cards pottery and rugs. She has run workshops internationally in the UK, America and Mexico, most recently at West Dean College, Fashion and Textile Museum and Garden House in Brighton.

Ticket: £125 includes equipment* and exhibition entry. BOOK YOUR TICKETS

*Two silk squares (a smaller test square and a 15” piece for the final design) and the use of equipment during the workshop. Please bring a bag or envelope to take your work home with you.

Numbers are limited for this workshop, please book early to avoid disappointment. If you have any questions regarding this workshop, please get in touch via our contact form.

Our number one priority is the health and well-being of our visitors and staff. We have made changes and introduced new measures to help keep you and our team safe during your workshop. We have also introduced safe visiting guidance throughout the Museum.

– As of 14 September 2020, in line with new government guidelines, all workshops will observe the ‘rule of six’. Each workshop will be led by one tutor and attended by no more than five learners. We ask that you observe social distancing wherever possible throughout your workshop.

– On arrival you will be asked to queue outside the Museum in a socially distanced manner. Upon entry to the Museum foyer please present your workshop ticket on your device or bring a note of your booking reference – there is no need to print.

– Each participant will have use of a single set of equipment for the duration of the workshop. All equipment and furniture will be sanitised prior to your arrival and following your departure.

– Hand sanitiser will be available throughout the Museum. Please sanitize your hands when entering and exiting the workshop space.

– Face coverings are required in all public areas of the Museum. For their safety and yours, our team are wearing masks or shields. Please ensure you bring a face covering to your workshop.

– Gloves will be available should you wish to use them.

– To avoid the need to gather round your tutor, additional technology will be in place to support demonstrations of techniques etc.

– As we are not currently able to provide water, we ask that you please bring your own.

– Your workshop ticket includes exhibition entry. To facilitate this safely we ask that you visit during your lunch hour, at which time capacity has been adjusted accordingly.

– All museum staff, including our workshop tutors, have received thorough training in the above new measures and are committed to following them diligently.

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