Collection TSW - Textile work by GSA students and staff

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Key Information

Reference code

TSW

Title

Textile work by GSA students and staff

Date(s)

  • 20th century (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent

110 Items

Content and Structure

Scope and content

Textile work by Glasgow School of Art students and staff, including examples of woven textiles, some of which are most likely to be submissions for degree shows, while others seem to be submissions for an RSA Bursary Competition. Some creators are known, others are yet to be identified.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

This material has been appraised in line with Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections standard procedures.

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General Information

Name of creator

(fl c1980s-)

Biographical history

Jilli Blackwood studied Embroidered and Woven Textiles at GSA, graduating in 1986 with a First Class BA Hons in Art & Design. She designed and modelled garments for the 1984 and 1985 fashion shows. Jilli was awarded the Incorporation of Weavers Educational Final Year Grant and won third prize in the Harris Tweed competition in session 1984-85. She won the Coats Paton Embroidery Award and was accepted for a Graduate Enterprise placement, in session 1985-86. She is a renowned textile artist, the creator of the "Slash and Show" style of embroidered textiles. Her textile art has been exhibited in various institutions in the UK and the US, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Saatchi Gallery (London) and the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show. As well as private commissions, Blackwood has received public commissions by prestigious institutions, such as the National Museum of Scotland (Edinburgh) where she has also been artist in residence. As at July 2017, Jilli is a textile artist and designer based in Glasgow, and her best-known design is the Team Scotland parade uniform for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, where she was Director of Costume.

Name of creator

(fl c1970s)

Biographical history

Alison Blair studied at The Glasgow School of Art during the 1970s.

Name of creator

(fl c1980s)

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Catherine Carmichael studied at The Glasgow School of Art during the 1980s.

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(fl c1970s-)

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Bruce Carnie studied Embroidery and Woven Textiles at GSA from 1975 and designed garments for the 1978 fashion show. He was awarded a maintenance scholarship for a further four terms at Glasgow and the Royal Society of Arts Industrial Bursary for Furnishing Textiles, in session 1978-79. He then received a Masters of Art (Textiles and Fashion) from Manchester Metropolitan University and a PhD in Design (Design Management) from the University of South New Wales (Sydney). He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). Bruce has worked as a teacher in several countries including Australia and as a textile designer. As at July 2017, he is a lecturer and programme leader in Textile Design, in the School of Design at the University of Leeds.

Name of creator

(fl c1970s)

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Norma Clyde studied at The Glasgow School of Art during the 1970s.

Name of creator

(fl c1980s)

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Kathryn Crossan studied at the Glasgow School of Art during the 1980s.

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Lin Cunningham studied at GSA in the mid 1980s and modelled in the 1984 and 1985 fashion shows. She was awarded the Incorporation of Weavers Educational Travel Grant in session 1985-86.

Lin went on to work with Pringle fabric manufacturer in 1988 and in 2005 was working in theatre. Her mother is Sandie Gardner, GSA alumna and former lecturer.

Sources: GSA Annual Report 1985-86 and 1987-88 GOV/1/12; Scottish Art Scene http://scottish-art-scene.com/ZSAS%20Alexandra%20Gardner.pdf; The Herald https://tinyurl.com/ya2nbu8b

Name of creator

(fl c1970s)

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Name of creator

(fl c1980s-)

Biographical history

Jacqueline (or Jackie) Farrell studied Embroidered and Woven Textile Design at GSA from 1984, graduating in 1988. She worked backstage on the 1986 fashion show, as well as modelling in the 1984 show. Jacqueline won the Coats Paton Embroidery Prize and a scholarship for postgraduate study at Glasgow, in session 1987-88. She worked as a textile designer in the late 1980s and early 1990s, becoming a lecturer in Textiles at Cardonald College Glasgow in 1994. Jacqueline was appointed Head of School of Fashion and Textiles at Glasgow Clyde College in 2010. She has also published three books on crafts and embroidery with Hamlyn Books: "Needlework: Patchwork & Quilting", "Needlework: Hand & Machine Embroidery", "The Book of Waistcoats" and “The Vest Book”.

Name of creator

(fl c1970s-1980s)

Biographical history

Alison Forsyth studied at The Glasgow School of Art c.1970s-1980s.

Name of creator

(fl c1980s)

Biographical history

Tracy Heath studied at GSA in the mid 1980s and modelled in the 1985 and 86 fashion shows. She worked with Alexanders (Kirkburn Mills) Peterhead for a year on an industrial placement. This placement was to develop woven fashion fabrics and was supported by the Scottish Woollen Industry.

Name of creator

(fl c1980s-)

Biographical history

Claire Heminsley studied Embroidered and Woven Textiles at The Glasgow School of Art during the 1980s, receiving her BA Hons in 1982 and a Post Graduate Diploma in 1983. In 1986, she set up her own design company, Incahoots, whose clients have included the House for an Art Lover (Glasgow), BBC Scotland, and British Airways, among others. Heminsley has received awards by the Scottish Arts Council Creative Development, and is the chair of artist-led organisation Off The Rails Arthouse at Ladybank station (Fife). Heminsley has also taught Design, Textiles and Illustration in different educational institutions, including The Glasgow School of Art, Cumbria College of Art and Dundee College. Sources: http://www.incahoots.org.uk/about.html

Name of creator

(fl c1970s)

Biographical history

Caroline Henderson studied at The Glasgow School of Art during the 1970s, where she had Kath Whyte as one of her lecturers.

Name of creator

(fl c1970s)

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Lynn Hendrie studied at The Glasgow School of Art during the 1970s.

Name of creator

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Claire Hendry studied at GSA - possibly during the 1970s.

Name of creator

(fl c1970s)

Biographical history

Jean Horn studied at The Glasgow School of Art during the 1970s.

Name of creator

(fl c 1970s-)

Biographical history

Norah Jardine studied Embroidery and Weaving at GSA from 1974 and designed garments for the 1978 fashion show. She was awarded the Incorporation of Cordiners and Incorporation of Skinners and Glovers Prize for Leatherwork in session 1977-78. Norah went on to be Head of Art and Design at St Andrew's and St Bride's High School in East Kilbride in South Lanarkshire and as at July 2016 was Subject Implementation Manager for Art and Design and Photography at SQA

Name of creator

(fl c1980s-)

Biographical history

June Lillico studied at The Glasgow School of Art c.1970s-1980s, graduating with a First Class Degree in Textiles. She teaches at Moray School of Art, as well as running the City and Guilds Certificate and Diploma in Design/Textiles.

Name of creator

(fl c1970s)

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Kathryn MacFarlane studied at The Glasgow School of Art during the 1970s.

Name of creator

(fl c1970s)

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Inez MacLaughlan studied at The Glasgow School of Art during the 1970s.

Name of creator

(fl c1980s)

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Derek MacLean studied at GSA in the 1980s and modelled in the 1986 fashion show. Derek won a Design Bursary in the Bute Fabric competition and second equal prize in the Jonathan Thorpe Yarn Design Competition. He went on to do an MA at the Royal College of Art and exhibited at home and overseas, in session 1987-88. As at July 2017, Derek is a Design Project Manager in Woven Textile in Glasgow, in Interior Design.

Name of creator

(fl c1970s)

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Sandra MacPherson studied at The Glasgow School of Art during the 1970s.

Name of creator

(fl c1970s)

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Marina McBride studied at The Glasgow School of Art during the 1970s.

Name of creator

(fl c 1970s)

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Evelyn McBride studied Embroidery and Weaving at GSA from 1976 and designed garments for the 1978 fashion show.

Name of creator

(fl c1980s)

Biographical history

Pauline McConnachie studied at The Glasgow School of Art during the 1980s.

Name of creator

(fl c1980s)

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Claire Neil was a student at The Glasgow School of Art during the 1980s.

Name of creator

(fl c1970s)

Biographical history

Ann Paterson studied at The Glasgow School of Art during the 1970s.

Name of creator

(fl c1970s)

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Linda Reid studied at The Glasgow School of Art during the 1970s.

Name of creator

(fl c1980s-)

Biographical history

Lindy Richardson studied at The Glasgow School of Art during the 1980s, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1983. This was followed in 1985 by a Masters of Art at the Royal College of Art. She has 30 years of teaching experience and is currently (July 2017) the Programme Director of Textiles at Edinburgh College of Arts. Richardson's research interests include, among others, historic embroidery and the Needlework Development Scheme. Sources: https://www.eca.ed.ac.uk/profile/lindy-richardson http://www.research.ed.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/lindy-richardson(f49410ff-8e34-41e6-866b-027a9e371380).html

Name of creator

(fl c1970s)

Biographical history

Christine Sinclair studied at The Glasgow School of Art during the 1970s.

Name of creator

(fl c1980s)

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Nicole Thomson studied at The Glasgow School of Art during the 1980s.

Name of creator

(fl c1970s)

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Elizabeth Wajerski studied at The Glasgow School of Art during the 1970s.

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(fl c1970s)

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Name of creator

(fl c1970s)

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Rhona Whittle was a student at The Glasgow School of Art c.1980

Name of creator

(fl c1970s)

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Name of creator

(fl c1970s)

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GB 1694 TSW

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GB 1694

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ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description - Second edition

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  • This material was catalogued by Maria Moreno and Kay Bryant, Archives and Collections Support Assistants, July 2017, and by Kay Bryant, Apr 2019.
  • Catalogue exported from Archon and imported into AtoM during system migration, 2018-2019.

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  • English

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