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Making & Unmaking: An exhibition curated by Duro Olowu »

On June 30th, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

“Filling all three galleries, the Central Space, Reading Room and Garden, this exhibition draws together over 70 artists from around the world spanning this century and the last, including 19th century textiles made by unknown hands. Individually, each work has a story to tell; collectively, they begin a conversation in which visual, narrative and thematic relationships unfold. This eclectic […]

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Kvadrat collaboration with Raf Simons »

On June 29th, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

A sweeping staircase flanked in spectrum bright sheets of coloured glass welcomes you warmly to Kvadrat’s London headquarters. It’s clear immediately that this is no ordinary fabric showroom. An architectural gem by David Adjaye – slick and modern but with real warmth – it encloses the current collection of 320 fabrics neatly displayed along one […]

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BP Portrait Award »

On June 28th, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

‘Selected from 2,557 entries by artists from 80 countries around the world, the BP Portrait Award 2016 represents the very best in contemporary portrait painting.’ ‘From parents to poseurs, figurative nudes to famous faces and expressive sketches to piercing photo-realism, the variety and vitality in the exhibition continues to make it an unmissable highlight of […]

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Swept Under the Carpet? Servants in London Households 1600-2000 »

On June 27th, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Guest blog post by curatorial assistant Eleanor Black. …it is nearly noon on washing day. The mistress of the house woke the female servants at 2 o’clock in the morning and they have been soaking and rubbing the dirty linen in urine to remove stains and grease before rinsing and hanging it in the yard. […]

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Selvedge talks to Old Fashioned Susie »

On June 26th, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

We caught up with one of our favourite fellow bloggers Susie Earlam of the blog Old Fashioned Susie. What makes you ‘Old Fashioned’? Old Fashioned covers so many things for me, primarily it is to do with the fact I chose to stay at home when I had children. Along with the fact I love old […]

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