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Beyond Measure »

On February 1st, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

“While the subject of plus-size is prevalent in social media, blogs, and online media today, it is rarely treated within the academia and museums,” co-curator Ya’ara Keydar told Hyperallergic. “With this exhibition, we wanted to provide the plus-size woman in history the space that she seldom receives, and by doing so, start a conversation on […]

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Fine Cell Work »

On January 31st, 2016 Grace Warde-Aldam wrote on the subject of Selvedge.

Fine Cell Work is a charity and social enterprise, founded by Lady Anne Tree in 1997 with the aim to enable prisoners to develop new skills, earn and save some money and to acquire self-belief. Fine Cell Work specifically addresses key issues affecting prisoners’ offending behaviour; establishment and reinforcement of work skills, building relationships and […]

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Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse »

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

Francis Bacon declared the garden “the purest of human pleasures”. To delight in nature and organise some small part of it has been seen through the ages as a godly pursuit. “Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul”, says the Koran. Even among the secular gardening is revered :“The best thing […]

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Chantal Joffe »

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

You may feel like you’ve seen Chantal Joffe’s paintings before. Her, often female, stylistic subjects are somehow simultaneously immature and ultra-adult. Both reminiscent of a child’s imagining and a ‘serious’ 19th century portrait. You may also have actually seen them before. They’re a go-to contemporary cover for books such as The Feminine Mystique or The Pumpkin Eater. Hardly surprising given […]

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The Eleventh Hour »

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

Curated by Sue Reich, this exhibit documents the quilts of World War I. Long recognised as multi-faceted documents, quilts, when explored, can provide fascinating information both about their makers and the times and circumstances in which they have been made. The historical, cultural and sociological insights that this group of quilts provide is further enriched by […]

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