New works by contemporary textile designers

10 - 28 January 2012

This exciting exhibition which features new works by contemporary textile designers and artists who have created artefacts in response to the theme of 'Repeat'. Some works have been selected from current designers' output, whilst other exhibits have been produced specifically for the show.

'Repeat' acknowledges a fundamental motif within textiles and surface design practice and the subsequent manufacture of repeating patterns has a long history and wide geography. Repeat patterns create visual interest and intrigue, but can also provide a useful parameter for designers and artists who are creating viable works for commercial production. Similarly, repeat structures are studied in many areas of science and mathematics, including crystallography, genetics, physics and mathematics.

'Repeat' has been conceived and curated by University College academics, Dr Hilary Carlisle, Dean of Faculty of Arts and Design, and the Course Leader for Textiles, Nick Rodgers. An external textile design exhibition specialist comprises the third member of this curatorial group. The exhibition draws on a range of contemporary textile practices and includes drawing, textiles, product, video, installation and design work. The show is accompanied by a series of related events and workshops, including talks by the exhibitors.