Hawthorne and Heaney take a look at Messums London: MATERIAL:TEXTILE, Modern British Female Designers

london, gallery work, contemporary art

Messums London has presented us with an online exhibition: MATERIAL:  TEXTILE, Modern British Female Designers, bringing together for the first time historically important textiles by female designers working in Britain. Offered as an online and virtual exhibition, along with a catalogue and podcast, it highlights the relevance of mid-century textiles and the vital role they played in the evolution of taste and culture.

Hawthorne and Heaney take a look at Messums London: MATERIAL:TEXTILE, Modern British Female Designers London Hand Embroidery

Mussums London; MATERIAL: TEXTILE

Focus is on the bold vision and leading lights of 1950-1970’s textile design and introduces their work to new collectors.

The video they have released offers you a kind of virtual wonder around the gallery whilst the context of the exhibition is explained. It then goes more in depth into each textile artwork. Highly educational and some exceptional works that I have never come across before.

Hawthorne and Heaney take a look at Messums London: MATERIAL:TEXTILE, Modern British Female Designers London Hand Embroidery

Carillion, 1970s

Hawthorne and Heaney take a look at Messums London: MATERIAL:TEXTILE, Modern British Female Designers London Hand Embroidery

Mezzanine Yellow, 1958

Hawthorne and Heaney take a look at Messums London: MATERIAL:TEXTILE, Modern British Female Designers London Hand Embroidery

Sweetcorn Green, 1958

Messums Productions also have a YouTube channel with more content on other virtual tours of exhibitions. So if you’re missing an Art Gallery visit, I would recommend a visit to their YouTube channel. Enjoy!

 

Words written by Sophie Reynolds

Images sourced from Mussums London