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. […]
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 […]
Textile designer James Francis Millar talks about finding inspiration in the Silver Studio Collection [Video].
Naima Bakar is a recent graduate from Middlesex University’s MA Printmaking course. She visited MoDA during her studies and found a wealth of inspiration for her printed textiles and wallpapers. She explains more in this short film: Naima’s tutor Steve Mumberson commented that “the results of her research at Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture […]
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.
MoDA lends items to an exhibition at the House of Illustration in 2018 on textile designer, illustrator and printmaker Enid Marx (1902-1998).
MA Textile student from Chelsea, Alex Beattie, was particularly inspired by some of MoDA’s 1920s wallpapers. In particular, a wallpaper featuring pink flamingos really caught his eye. His excitement at finding this wallpaper was clear. He loved the colours and he was also interested in the way it had been printed, which helped to inform […]