Monday, January 26, 2009

awaken: an exhibition of new textiles inspired by the Archives and Collections at The Glasgow School of Art

This exhibition, running between 24 January - 28 February 2009, showcases a significant body of new work produced by staff from GSA's Department of Textiles. A diverse range of approaches to contemporary textile design are on display, with each designer using items from the School's archives and collections as their starting point. Each project demonstrates the idiosyncrasies of the creative process related to using archives as source material. Particularly tantalizing are the divergent creative journeys taken by designers unkowingly using the same starting point.

More information on the exhibition can be found at GSA's website
Image: Daisy M Anderson's Textile Design Notebook (c1931-35)
Image credit: Joanna Kinnersley-Taylor (c) The Glasgow School of Art