Textiles

Textiles-related posts on We Are OCA.

The Body Beautiful

Mal Burkinshaw

Women’s social identity has long been conditioned by their culture’s perception of their bodies. The criteria, obsessions and preoccupations according to which women construct their appearance, vary over time, but as a trio of current exhibitions show, assumptions about beauty, body image, and fashion can be explored and challenged in surprising ways.

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Silent Partners

Farmer in the Studio, by von Rustige

Join Annabel Dover on the 24 January to visit the Silent Partners exhibition. It is a ground-breaking exhibition devoted to the artist’s mannequin, that uncovers its playful, uncanny – and sometimes disturbing – history from the Renaissance to the present-day.

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Katharine Smith

PicMonkey Collage

Recently I blogged about the work of Ailish Henderson who studied water-colour as her elective subject on her textiles degree programme. In this post I’m looking at the work of Katharine Smith who is studying printmaking following A Creative Approach to Textiles.

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Study Visit: Polke

sigmar-polke-girlfriends

Polke’s anti-style of art has been described as appropriating the pictorial shorthand of advertising. His subversion of the traditional artistic conventions in which everyday objects are represented deprives them of their individuality in order to elevate them to the status of aesthetic signs.

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