A novel, textile-type material, capable of sustaining three-dimensional, adaptable form with little or no supporting substructure. The textile has functionality relevant to a range of applications. The potential for transferable application of the physical outputs of this research has been recognised by people in areas including sportswear, solar harvesting and electronic engineering when the work has been shown at venues in the UK and abroad.
- The Arts, English and Drama
Publisher© Rachel Philpott
NotesTextile piece exhibited in the following: • Group exhibition 'TRIP: Textile Research in Process' by the Textiles Research Group, School of the Arts at the Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Nottingham (with accompanying publication) from 20th Aug - 16th Oct. (www.harleygallery.co.uk) Featuring work by the University’s Textiles Research Group (TRG), all the exhibits –supported by a digital show reel – share a common interest in the connections between craft and design processes within textiles. The work exhibited arises from individual research projects that impact on areas including industrial practice, interdisciplinary collaboration, art and design theory, and enterprise. The exhibition was also displayed at the linked, two-day TRIP Symposium at Loughborough University, which explored the role and relevance of traditional ‘hand skills’ in contemporary textiles and the value and status of craft processes. These events attracted an international audience and have a linked Vimeo video group, which further explore issues raised through these discussions. A short, illustrated publication accompanied the exhibition and there are plans to publish a book of selected papers from the symposium. Negotiations are ongoing to enable the exhibition to travel to Helsinki and Japan. • Group show 'The Show', Henry Moore Gallery, RCA, London, from 24th June - 3rd July 2011. (http://www.rca.ac.uk/Default.aspx?ContentID=512885&GroupID=512883&Contentwithinthissection&CategoryID=36646&CollectionId=0) • Solo show 'Structural Textiles: Adaptable form & surface in 3-D', Jays Mews Entrance Gallery, RCA, London, from 28th April - 4th May 2011.