We’re Proud to Present Alexandra Gerstein’s paper The Free Geometry of Omega Workshops Textiles, 1913-1919 at The Geometrics Symposium

Among many wonderful and inspiring papers being presented on Saturday 27th April 2013 from 2-8pm at The Geometrics Exhibition & Symposium is Alexandra Gerstein’s paper The Free Geometry of Omega Workshops Textiles, 1913-1919.

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UK Government Policy on Sustainability and Ethical Practice

Carbon footprint of this missile coming.
The British Trident Ballistic Missile System is revitalised in 2010 for another generation of anxiety, impotence and fear.

What does it mean to teach Sustainable Thinking & Ethical Practice in institutions of learning when nation leaders promote killing machines in lieu of negotiation and humanitarianism?

For insight into nuclear attack see what survivors experience here: White Light, Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (director: Okazaki, 2007).



Nabis Inspiration for Textile Designers

Le Talisman, 1888. by Paul Serusier (1864-1927)

The Nabis saw their work as a bold new interpretation of their world rather than a revolution against tradition. This bold new interpretation included all over graphic decoration, textile-like ornamental colour and composition and a visceral glow on canvas.

 

For the textile designer, The Nabis hold enormous inspiration both for the colourist and structuralist.  In this painting by Serusier, for instance, we can see the potential for the printer, embroiderer, weaver and knitter.

There is a decorative maximalism that could be transformed in a multiplicity of ways for fashion and interiors.  

See more paintings here.