Category: Exhibitions, shows and workshops

On Pointe »

On March 26th, 2015 Beth Smith wrote on the subject of Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Selvedge.

The beauty of the ballet has always seduced artists and photographers but capturing the grit and determination that underpins the prettiest performance requires them to look beneath the silk and sequins. Like Degas, Leeds-based photographer, Justin Slee, has found inspiration behind the scenes. Over the last few years Northern Ballet granted Justin privileged access to […]

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Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty, V&A Museum, London. »

On March 12th, 2015 Polly Leonard wrote on the subject of Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Selvedge.

At Selvedge we are careful about what language we use and wherever possible try not to make value judgements, I find them patronising and think our readers can decide for themselves the value an object has.  We make a point of never using the word unique as it can so rarely be justified. However, with […]

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Dressing During Austerity »

On March 9th, 2015 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Historical textiles,Selvedge.

It is easy to forget that rationing did not just mean less food, it also meant fewer clothes. The Imperial War Museum’s latest exhibition ‘Fashion on the Ration’ reminds us that not too long ago, customers shopping for clothes were encouraged to use ‘the coupon advisory service’ in Selfridges department store. The exhibition takes us […]

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Thank you – merci »

On March 5th, 2015 Polly Leonard wrote on the subject of Artists and Designers,Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Selvedge,Shops.

Does the idea of an exhibition of 3,000 spools pique your interest or make you shake your head in confusion? Personally I loved the display of these wood, metal, cardboard and bakelite cylinders – each one “an essential link in the chain of textile design”. Anyway the question is academic – the Bobine installation by […]

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Eye Candy »

On March 4th, 2015 Beth Smith wrote on the subject of Artists and Designers,Exhibitions, shows and workshops,Selvedge.

If you’ve given up sweet things for Lent you might have to avert your eyes from Nathalie Lété’s adorable pop-up book Promenade de la Petite Fille.   It’s not brand new – somehow we missed it when it was published last October – but Lété’s latest project, an exhibition at the Art Deco venue La Piscine, […]

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