Place and Repeat, V&A Museum, Friday 6th May 2016, 6.30 – 8.30pm
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A new and unique collection of six fabrics by Intoart artists is revealed for the first time in a new display in Room 74a: 20th Century, Internationalism & Modernism.
This event invites audiences to delve into the processes underpinning the nine-month research, development and design of this new collection of fabrics by Intoart artists inspired by the V&A collections and collaboration with fashion designer Holly Fulton and James Lambert from the womenswear label ‘Holly Fulton’. Display design by Simon Jones Studio.
The ten metre lengths will hang in the gallery for this special evening event accompanied by presentations by the artists. The resulting printed fabrics will include silk, cotton drill and upholstery fabrics. The six lengths of fabric will then be developed into furnishings, garments and furniture later in 2017/18.
The V&A Clothmakers Fashion and Textile archive at Blythe House provided in-depth engagement with chosen archive items to explore repetitive pattern and design. Including a range of 20th Century artists and designers; Graham Sutherland, Peggy Angus, Edward Bawden, Paolozzi textiles, Hammer Prints, Hull Traders, Celia Birtwell/Ossie Clark and Warner textiles alongside more diverse influences and interest in kimonos, tapestries, 17th Century French furnishing fabrics and contemporary British designers such as Giles Deacon.
Intoart artists have spent time with British Fashion Designer, Holly Fulton at different stages of the project researching in the Clothmakers archive at Blythe House and exploring colour, repeat and placement print design in the studio. [Fulton’s work featured in V&A’s 2012 exhibition ‘Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950’ and since acquired by the V&A].