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UK Design: What's On Dec 17

North: Fashioning Identity at Somerset House Antony Jones

Antony Jones

North: Fashioning Identity at Somerset House
Interwoven Hisories, Leeds: 'George (surname unknown) from St. Lucia working at Prospect Mills, July 1965' DAVID ATKINSON ARCHIVE

DAVID ATKINSON ARCHIVE

Interwoven Hisories, Leeds: 'George (surname unknown) from St. Lucia working at Prospect Mills, July 1965'
Some Like It Hot, Carole Collet, Botanical Manufacture   BELINDA LAWLEY

BELINDA LAWLEY

Some Like It Hot, Carole Collet, Botanical Manufacture
A Sense of Home: Exploring the Anthony Shaw Collection, York Art Gallery PETER HEATON

PETER HEATON

A Sense of Home: Exploring the Anthony Shaw Collection, York Art Gallery
Designs On Britain, Jewish Museum, London

Designs On Britain, Jewish Museum, London

8 December 2017

Here are ADF team's picks for what's on in architcture, design and fashion in the UK at the moment.

Designs on Britain

Jewish Museum London
19 October 2017  15 April 2018 

Discover how much of the most iconic British design was produced by immigrants to this country.

'I am looking forward to seeing this exhibition and finding out about the extraordinary impact Jewish emigre designers had on British design. In particular, I am keen to understand how 18 radical thinkers influenced the methods, processes and aesthetics of British design and its manufacturing industry.' Gian Luca Amadei, Programme Manager, Design

Find out more here 

North: Fashioning Identity

Somerset House, London
08 November 2017 – 04 February 2018

Truth, myth and the spaces in-between in visual representations of the North of England. 

'I've always been interested in the influence place has on fashion, this exhibition brings together photography, art and fashion to explore the creative output of the North of England and place some of this iconic and globally recognised work into its rightful context. It's toured to London from Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool and a set of interviews, essays and fashion film hosted on SHOWstudio take the exhibition beyond the walls of the gallery.' Niamh Tuft, Programme Manager, Fashion

Find out more and book tickets here

Some Like It Hot 

Lethaby Gallery at Central St Martins, London
24 November – 15 December 2017

'The exhibition will showcase work from staff of CSM's Jewellery and Textiles programme. I'm interested in the curatorial narrative - the exhibition presents new projects through the perspective of temperatures required to fabricate materials: some designers need to operate at 1000 °C, while others work below zero.' Kendall Robbins, Programme Manager, Fashion 

Find out more here 

Interwoven Histories 

Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills
10 October 2017 – 1 April 2018

'This exhibition tells the stories of migrant workers in Leeds, in relation to the city's historically significant textiles and garment industries. Populations from the Carribean and South Asia were encouraged by the British government to migrate to the area beginning in the 1950s to work in the textile factories. The show includes historical documents, oral histories, community publications and newspapers from the time, and what I found really interesting was the rhetoric around race and equality then, and how similar it still feels to today.' Kendall Robbins, Programme Manager, Fashion

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A Sense of Home: Exploring the Anthony Shaw Collection 

York Art Gallery
14 December 2017 – 8 April 2018 

'This exhibition will show the outcomes of a collaboration between the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) at York Art Gallery and the BA ceramics course at Central Saint Martins. The first year students spent a day exploring the Anthony Shaw Collection both on display in the gallery and in the archives. They were then asked to create new work in response to artists in the collection, and the spatial environments the crafts pieces occupy and define with their presence and form.' Gian Luca Amadei, Programme Manager, Design

Find out more here

A new textiles economy: Redesigning fashion's future

Launched 28 November 2017

'Ellen MacArthur and Stella McCartney co-hosted the launch of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s new report 'A new textiles economy: Redesigning fashion's future' in London. The report, created by the Circular Fibres Initiative which launched in May this year, calls for the fashion industry to adopt this new vision and create cross-industry collaborations to achieve it' Sarah Mann, Director of Architecture Design Fashion

Find out more and read the report here

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