Pioneers of Post-War Pattern
Exhibitions, Archives & Collections, Centre for Advanced Textiles

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Reid Ground Floor Corridor The Glasgow School of Art 164 Renfrew Street Glasgow G3 6UT


16 Sep 2017 - 8 Oct 2017

Mon 10:00 - 16:30
Tue 10:00 - 16:30
Wed 10:00 - 16:30
Thu 10:00 - 16:30
Fri 10:00 - 16:30
Sat 10:00 - 16:30
Sun 10:00 - 16:30



Design for repeat patterns
Dorothy Smith, c. 1940-44

Pioneers of Post-War Pattern

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Pioneers of Post-War Pattern
16 Sept - 8 Oct 2017

Reid Ground Floor Corridor
Reid Building
The Glasgow School of Art
164 Renfrew Street
Glasgow G3 6RF

An exhibition showcasing products developed by GSA's Centre for Advanced Textiles and inspired by the work of mid-20th century female designers represented in GSA's Archives & Collections. The textile designs of GSA alumnae Sylvia Chalmers (c. 1928-2008), Dorothy Smith (c. 1923 - 2002) and Margaret Stewart (fl 1940s-1960s) demonstrate an eclectic mix of vibrant colours and abstract patterns. Some of these designs have never been previously produced as textiles but are now being adapted for 21st century use. Classic Textiles at GSA's Centre for Advanced Textiles also produce the world's only licensed digital reprints of the iconic 1950s/1960s furnishing fabrics designed by Lucienne Day (1917-2010). GSA are collaborating with The Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation to celebrate the centenary of Lucienne Day's birth this year. 

To find out more about GSA's Centre for Advanced Textiles; GSA's Archives & Collections; and the designers featured in this exhibition please click the links below:





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