INTERNATIONAL travelling exhibition Artist Textiles – Picasso to Warhol from London’s Fashion and Textile Museum will be showcasing at World Heritage Site, New Lanark, Scotland at the beginning of next year.
Artist Textiles has been touring London, the Netherlands, USA and Canada since 2014 and will now be displayed at New Lanark’s new exhibition galley. The show takes a look at the history of 20th century textile art, including the works of Henri Matisse, Salvador Dali, Barbara Hepworth and Andy Warhol. Presented also will be the personal collection of British designer Zandra Rhodes, including the work of leading fashion designers and manufacturers.
Influenced by major European and American art movements, including Cubism, Abstraction, Surrealism and Pop Art, the collection of over 200, many unique and previously unseen pieces reveal how people were able to express themselves, through modern art, clothing and furnishings.
Dennis Nothdruft, curator of the Fashion and Textiles Museum and exhibition developer, states “this exhibition highlights the importance of the textile industry in the dissemination and promotion of contemporary art. Manufacturers and mills had the foresight to work with painters and sculptors to develop beautiful fabrics that democratized modern art for the masses.”
New Lanark World Heritage Site, founded in 1785 by David Dale and Richard Arkwright was previously an 18th century cotton spinning mill village. Located near to Glasgow and Edinburgh, New Lanark enjoyed spinning success until 1968. Now a registered Scottish charity, New Lanark has been undergoing renovation to restore the village to its former working glory and attracting over 300,000 visitors per year.
Scott McCauley, New Lanark Trust Chief Executive, said “we are very proud that Artist Textiles – Picasso to Warhol will make its Scottish debut at New Lanark in 2018, officially launching New Lanark’s brand new Temporary Exhibition Gallery.”
by Pierra George-Robertson
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Artist Textiles – Picasso to Warhol will show from 26 January – 29 April 2018
The exhibition will be held in a new exhibition gallery within one of New Lanark’s 18th century cotton mill buildings.
Find Details of New Lanark’s daily guided tours, printmaking workshops, textile design competition, meals and gift shops here
The Fashion and Textile Museum, founded by iconic British designer Zandra Rhodes in 2003, is part of Newham College London – one of Europe’s largest further education colleges and is the only museum in the UK solely dedicated to showcasing developments in contemporary fashion.
The Fashion and Textile Museum offers an exciting programme of exhibitions and displays throughout the year, alongside an array of talks, events and workshops with industry professionals.