Following my residency @thetetley from March-May, my exhibition This House for Building continues until Autumn 2017, which shows prints on paper, printed textiles, drawings and a wallpaper, produced in response to research into the architectural history of the building, and wider period of art and design during the buildings construction in 1932. --
'All the men, all the men', is a limited edition of 25 silk scarves, that are digitally printed with a screen print that features imagery of executives from the boardroom, details of The Tetley Egyptian revival feature lift in the heart of the building and women serving men in the canteen.
During my residency, the majority of the archive was dominated by imagery of men. In authoritative positions as Director, Factory Engineer or Operator or drinker of the product, the few images I could find were of women serving men food. At times, I felt very frustrated and isolated by the history of The Tetley, as it was a narrative I so clearly would have struggled to be part of. -- 'All the men, all the men', digital print on silk, 60cm x 60cm, edition of 25, 2017, £60 each, is available to purchase from @thetetley shop in Leeds. If you cant get to Leeds, but would like a scarf, please email me (link in bio) and I can arrange postage for you.
A percentage of the purchase price is contributed to The Tetley programme.
I am delighted again to be in this years Hannah Directory which celebrates exciting people and organisations in the North of England. Hannah Festival is named after Hannah Mitchell, who was a suffragette that fought for equality and democracy. @hannah_directory is ran by the amazing Andrew Wilson, and this years beautiful directory is design by @bowyerjane printed by @evolutionprint with gorgeous paper by @gfsmithpapers
Had a lovely afternoon talking about my work from This House for Building @thetetley with their lively After School Club. Their amazing teacher Amanda devised an activity to design their own wallpaper each, which they are going to print next week. A great programme.
Thanks to @sarajaspan for her thoughtful review of For Space curated by @simonwoolham @papergallerymanchester for Paper Magazine. Show continues until 24th June. Image is a detail of 'A Sea Outlook', screen print and drawing on Fabriano, 2017. Link to review in bio.
Didn't expect to be coming back to this bright studio on my return from Miami. Due to complications due to the election, we have another few months here. Better unpack my boxes and get going again then! 💪
Another amazing visit today to the Wolfsonian Museum to view examples of architectural drawings by Weaver and Schultze in their archive, and view their exhibits which display so many examples of design and ephemera from the 1930s, such as ocean liner design, crockery, kitchenware- fascinating!