RCA Society

Althea McNish Revolutionary Fabrics & Furniture - Hull

03/10/2009 19:30
Europe/London

Exhibition and Talk
3 October (to 3 January 2010): work by Althea McNish featured in exhibition Shirley Craven and Hull Traders: Revolutionary Post-War Fabrics and Furniture at the Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, curated by Lesley Jackson, and in new publication Shirley Craven and Hull Traders: Revolutionary Fabrics and Furniture 1957-1980 by Lesley Jackson.
• Wednesday 21 October: The designs of Althea McNish, talk by Lara Goodband, project curator for Hull Traders, 12.30pm-1pm, at the Ferens Art Gallery, Hull. "Trinidadian-born Althea McNish - Britain’s first and most distinguished black textile designer - created eight patterns for Hull Traders. This talk examines the vital contribution of her painterly florals to this innovative textile company." Part of the City of Hull’s celebrations for Black History Month.

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