I had a very enjoyable evening at the Fashion & Textile Museum at the end of last month visiting the Artist Textiles exhibition then attending a talk about Lucienne Day.
The Artist Textiles exhibition is another blinder from what is fast becoming a favourite museum of mine. It displays a mouthwatering array of designs for fashion and interiors fabrics from, as the title suggests, Picasso to Warhol, and many in between, including a favourite artist of mine, Ben Nicholson, Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, Matisse and more.
As you can see from the pictures I took, I was rather taken by the dresses (I'd like them all please!). Too many lovely things to share here - I'd definitely recommend you pay a visit yourself.
I then tore myself away from the exhibition to take my seat for the talk, which was held in the studio currently holding an exhibition of Sarah Campbell's work (well worth a return visit to take a proper look at that).
Our talk was delivered by Andrew Casey and coincided with the publication of his book Lucienne Day: In the Spirit of the Age. Andrew gave a very interesting and entertaining talk on a subject upon which he is clearly passionate. He was fortunate enough to meet Lucienne Day and interview her back in 1993, was given access to her records and worked with members of her family to produce his book. I didn't purchase a copy on the night but it's definitely on my wish list as I'm a fan of Lucienne Day's work. You can get hold of a copy here, although I expect they still have some in stock at the museum as well.
Artist Textiles: Picasso to Warhol is at the Fashion & Textile Museum until 17 May.