Get Cosy
Archives and Collections

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Window on Heritage, The Reid Building


21 Apr 2023 - 12 May 2023
Fri - Fri, 10:00 - 16:00



Archives and Collections
Window on Heritage

Get Cosy

Event info

This exhibition brings together tea cosies designed and made by members of the Thursday Afternoon Seniors’ Art Class from Garnethill Multicultural Centre, alongside a collection of historic tea cosies from The Glasgow School of Art’s Archives and Collections. The group visited GSA in October 2022, to explore the collection and draw inspiration for their next art project. Prior to their visit, they requested to see the School’s tea cosy collection, which contains a range of motifs alongside examples of needlework and embroidery techniques. Using the tea cosy as a template to express their creativity and convey their ideas, the group created their own designs and let their imaginations be limited only by the size and shape of the tea cosy. They employed a wide range of media from pens, to watercolour, to collage, in order to create the tea cosies. By selecting a medium designed to keep liquids hot, the group also sought to consciously reference, comment and reflect on the significance of the ongoing energy crisis.