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Taking time: craft and the slow revolution

Earley, Rebecca (2009) Taking time: craft and the slow revolution. [Show/Exhibition]

Type of Research: Show/Exhibition
Creators: Earley, Rebecca

Taking Time: Craft and the Slow Revolution takes as its starting point the issues emerging from the Slow Movement, which developed as a response to our increasingly fast lifestyles and our unsustainable consumer culture.

Slowness is also associated with craft skills: skill which is acquired over time, cannot be rushed and is intuitively learned. Many makers today are developing critical positions in response to our consumer behaviour; questioning modes of production through new processes, looking at issues of stewardship and sustainability, as well ascollective making and reworking everyday objects.

Craftspace has collaborated with the maker and academic Helen Carnac to develop the research, exhibition and its related events programme. Earley exhibited 10 shirts from the Top 100 project, which spans over ten years of her practice of exploring sustainable fashion and textiles through making.

Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: sustainable design, upcycling
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Chelsea College of Arts
Research Centres No Longer Active > Textiles Futures Research Centre (TFRC)
Date: 17 October 2009
Copyright Holders: Rebecca Earley
Funders: Craftspace UK
Related Websites: http://www.upcyclingtextiles.net/, http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/whats-on/view/well-fashioned-eco-style-in-the/objects, http://www.everandagain.info/, http://fitnyc.edu/3662.asp, http://pricetower.org/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions/index.cfm?eid=209, http://www.sciencegallery.com/content/technothreads, http://www.risd.edu/About/Galleries_Exhibitions/, http://www.ethicalfashionshow.com/
Related Websites:
Related Exhibitions: Eco Fashion: Going Green, MFIT, New York, 26th May 2010 – 13th November 2010, Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things, 3-logy Triennial 2008, Price Tower Arts Centre, Oklahoma, USA, August 22, 2008 to January 6, 2009, TechnoThreads, curated by Marie O’Mahoney, The Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, 26th April – 25th July 2008, Evolution/Revolution: The Arts and Crafts in Contemporary Fashion and Textiles, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, USA, 22 Feb – 15 June 2008, London Fashion Week, Feb 2007, Science Museum’s Dana Centre, London., Ever and Again: Experimental Recycled Textiles, Triangle Gallery, CCW, London, 15 – 27 October 2007, Well Fashioned: Eco Style in the UK, Crafts Council UK touring exhibition, 23 March 2006 - 2007, Ethical Fashion Show, Paris, March 2004
Related Publications: Taking Time, catalogue, Ever & Again: Experimental Recycled Textiles, exhibition catalogue, ISBN: 9780955726903, Techno Textiles, catalogue
Projects or Series: Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)
Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
Waterhall, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery17 October 20094 January 2010
Dovecot Studios (Innovative Craft), Edinburgh15 January 201010 March 2010
Harley Gallery, Worksop2 April 20106 June 2010
Millennium Court Arts Centre, Northern Ireland4 August 201025 September 2010
University of Hertfordshire Gallery, St Albans13 October 201020 November 2010
Gracefield Arts Centre, 28 Edinburgh Road, Dumfries, DG1 1JQ4 December 201028 January 2011
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Plymouth12 February 20119 April 2011
Platform Gallery, Clitheroe7 May 20119 July 2011
Material/Media: polyester
Measurements or Duration of item: Sizes 8 - 12
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2012 13:44
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2023 04:46
Item ID: 4024
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/4024

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