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Designing Women: Post-War British Textiles

Friday 7 May | 1pm – 2:30pm | £5 | Online Event

Britain was at the forefront of international textile design in the 1950s and 1960s. The art of textile design radically changed after the Second World War and three women artists working in England in the 1950s were pivotal in this artistic revolution. Join Head of Exhibitions Dennis Nothdruft as he explores how the drab days of the War were transformed by the fresh, progressive designs of Lucienne Day (1917–2010), Jacqueline Groag (1903–86) and Marian Mahler (1911– 83).

Through this online talk, Dennis will reflect upon the exhibition Designing Women: Post-war British textiles which was originally held at the museum in 2012. He will discuss the artists bold abstract patterns, as well as the use of saturated colour, and talk about how these designs marked a dramatic departure from conventional furnishing fabrics. Hear how this new wave of bold textile designs, helped to bring the influences of the art world and largely abstract forms, into the contemporary home.

Dennis Nothdruft  is Head of Exhibitions at the Fashion and Textile Museum. He has led the exhibitions team at the Museum since it was founded by Zandra in 2003 and previously spent many years working as a design assistant in Zandra Rhodes studios in both San Diego and London.

Ticket: £5.00

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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.  Please note the tickets sales cut-off for this event is 2 hours before the start time.

The talk starts at 1pm and lasts for approximately one hour, followed by a Q&A session at the end.

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