White. Review by Carla Scarano. The exhibition at the School of Historical Dress in Lambeth is displayed in one large room on the ground floor; it features white pieces of cloth and garments and accessories from the school’s rich collection.
Crowning Glory: The Story of Tiaras. Review by Barbara Lewis. Tiaras have an honourable claim to star in Firle Place’s latest, multi-layered exhibition in the year Queen Elizabeth has marked her platinum jubilee.
Africa Fashion, V&A Museum. Review by Carla Scarano. A celebration of African creativity, pride and identity covering 20 countries and 45 designers and displaying more than 250 objects is showing in the ground-breaking exhibition at the V&A.
Feminine Power: the divine and the demonic. Review by Carla Scarano. The Citi exhibition at the British Museum is a thought-provoking and diverse display of more than 80 artefacts and contemporary artworks that draw from the museum’s collections, loans and new commissions. They reveal the complexity of the representation of more than 5,000 years of femininity in cultures and religions around the world.
By Carla Scarano • art, drawing, exhibitions, history, installations, painting, religion, sculpture, society, tapestry, textiles, year 2022 • Tags: art, Carla Scarano, design, drawing, exhibitions, history, religion, sculpture, society
Bags: Inside Out Victoria and Albert Museum Until 19 January 2022 The functional use of bags has a symbolic significance that is thoroughly explored in this V&A exhibition.
The Regency Wardrobe at Firle Place. Review by Barbara Lewis. Two centuries after the Regency period officially ended, Jane Austen adaptations and the U.S. series Bridgerton have revived passions for Empire waistlines, corsets and fetching bonnets.
Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser, Victoria and Albert Museum. Review by Carla Scarano. .”..a marvellous but unsettling journey through the origin of Alice’s stories and their adaptations and reinventions in films, art, music, fashion, photography and design.”
By Carla Scarano • art, authors, books, design, drawing, exhibitions, fashion, film, music, photography, year 2021 • Tags: art, authors, books, Carla Scarano, design, drawing, exhibitions, fashion, film, photography
The Arctic: Culture and Climate: Resilience and an enduring thriving culture characterise the population living in the Arctic, a large area in the North Pole comprising Greenland, Alaska, some of the northern territories of Canada, and parts of Siberia and Scandinavia.
Pallant House Gallery. Barnett Freedman: Designs for Modern Britain. Review by Barbara Lewis. Painter and teacher Paul Nash referred to the group of artists he taught in the early 1920s as “an outbreak of talent”.
The risk for any exhibition at Two Temple Place – a glorious late Victorian mansion at Temple, central London – is that the wood carving and stained-glass beauty of the building will steal the show.
By Barbara Lewis • art, design, exhibitions, fashion, history, installations, tapestry, textiles, year 2020 • Tags: art, Barbara Lewis, design, exhibitions, fashion, history, installations, tapestry, textiles
The revolutionary attitude that Mary Quant’s iconic outfits convey strikes the viewer at the V&A retrospective exhibition. She is considered one of the most influential fashion designer of the 1960s.