Item NMC/1739C - Textile related to the Mackintosh Interpreted exhibition

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Textile related to the Mackintosh Interpreted exhibition


  • 2008 (Creation)

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'Gothic Bulbs'.

Fabric from the Mackintosh Re-Interpreted Exhibition, Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, 2008, with digital recreations of Mackintosh original designs and new designs by Vicky Begg, J.R.Campbell and Alan Shaw.

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(fl 1985-)

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Vicky attained her B Des (Hons) in Printed Textiles from Duncan of Jordanstone College in 1995 and her MA Textile Design from Winchester School of Art in 1996. Her Masters level research focused on the use of reflective printing pigments in disperse dyes for sportswear. Initially a Printed Textiles Lecturer on the BA (Hons) European Textile Design course at Bradford college, Vicky became the Course Tutor overseeing all aspects of the course from design to foreign languages. In 1999, through maintaining cose links with industry whilst at Bradford College, Vicky went on to establish one of the UK’s first digital fabric printing services with RA Smart Ltd.The Fabric Printing Bureau operated under Vicky’s Directorship until 2002 serving a vast array of clients in design and design related industries, from haute couture to exhibition design. In May 2002, Vicky joined the Centre for Advanced Textiles as Bureau Co-ordinator to consolidate her expertise with that of Alan Shaw and the CAT team, in promoting the digital fabric printing technology as a commercial, educational and research facility.

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The Centre for Advanced Textiles (CAT) at Glasgow School of Art was established in 2000 with a Research and Development Grant of £661,000 from the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council. The remit of the centre is to: i) provide cutting edge facilities for textile design education; ii) investigate the aesthetic, technical and commercial opportunities presented by digital textile printing, and; and iii) operate a commercial service bureau for industry and individuals.

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Accession number JAC/211.

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Digitally printed reactive dye on linen, velvet, cotton sateen and wool delaine

Dimensions: 390 x 1440 mm

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This item forms part of a set of 8 items (NMC/1739A to H) comprising seven textiles and one exhibition catalogue.

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