Textile collective ‘Ceres’ were our Artists in Residence at MoDA in 2019, bringing an eco-conscious approach to textile design and inspiration. The aim of the residency was to use objects from MoDA’s collection as a starting point for exploration of natural prints and dyes, in order to raise awareness of sustainability issues in design research. […]
Beth Cleveland is a third year Middlesex University student on Dr Josie Barnard‘s Publishing course. Here she used her memories of wallpaper as a way of thinking about what ‘home’ means to her. Yellow and cream stripes lined the walls from the bottom of the stairs to the top. A border of painted lilies ran […]
We are delighted to be lending items from MoDA’s collections to the John Hansard Gallery in Southampton for an exhibition curated by our colleague, Alice Maude-Roxby, Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Middlesex University. Alice has curated the exhibition with Stefanie Seibold of the University of Art and Design in Linz, Austria. The exhibition, Resist: be modern (again) explores the practices of […]
We are delighted to be working with textile collective ‘Ceres’ as Artists in Residence at MoDA for the next few months. ‘Ceres‘ – Lara Mantell, Florence Hawkins and Zoë Burt – are a trio of eco-conscious designers, with expert knowledge in dyeing and printing natural dyes onto fabric and paper. They are particularly interested in […]
How are museum collections used as a source of inspiration by creative practitioners? We interviewed MA Textile students from Chelsea College of Arts at the Museum to find out what they thought about ‘inspiration’. Here Darshini Sundar reflects on the benefits of seeing design elements that originated in India represented in British textiles.
Dr Jill Stewart of Middlesex University talks about her use of MoDA's collections in her teaching and research. [Video]
Wallpaper has been the backdrop to our homes for hundreds of years Wallpaper can make a home feel modern or traditional, and is one of the easiest ways to express personal taste. It has also had an important part to play in British homes, reflecting technological, economic and social change. Whether or not you have wallpaper […]