I am delighted to announce that I have accepted this new research and development award offering a unique £10k supported opportunity to take the time to research and work with manufacturers and textile specialists to develop a prototype product in this years nominated material – the beautiful textile the romans called textus ventilus or as translated, ‘woven wind’.
I am very excited to shortly be heading across to Northern Ireland to spend time with Duncan Neil the Creative Director of the innovative contemporary printed irish linen company Earthed by WM Clark, based in the village of Upperlands, who has specific expertise in pioneering digital print techniques on linen. I look forward to sharing my process and research in the upcoming exhibition and events series Saturday 5 May – 26 May 2018 – ‘Our Linen Stories‘.
The commission also offers the supported opportunity for a further period of research and development to visit the Textiel Museum in Tilburg, The Netherlands, which is home to one of Europe’s most innovative Textile Labs. It operates as an open resource for those interested in developing their skills and forwarding good practice.
A huge thank you to Dr John Ennis of Gayfield Projects, curator of the Material World Series of exhibitions and events from GP Journeys in Design. I am looking forward to sharing #ourlinenstories along the way.
Please follow my commission via @textusventilus on instagram for updates about my ‘material journey’
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