CALL FOR ENTRIES: NEW GRADUATE SHOWCASE AT HANDMADE IN BRITAIN 2016

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This year Handmade in Britain is working again in association with ARTS THREAD to offer 6 talented new graduates the chance to exhibit their work in the fourth edition of the successful New Graduate Showcase. Designer-makers will display their work in a dedicated gallery area and will also have the opportunity to attend a specialised workshop with ARTS THREAD and Piyush Suri, aimed at preparing graduates for the show and offering invaluable business advice to support their future careers.

View the New Graduate Showcase designer-makers from Handmade in Britain 2015 on ARTS THREAD

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To apply Simply upload 5 to 10 images of work you would wish to show at HANDMADE IN BRITAIN to your ARTS THREAD portfolio & then complete our online HANDMADE IN BRITAIN 2016 Entry Form

Location/Experience: 2015 or 2016 graduates from UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) art schools and colleges.

How: Upload a minimum of 5 to 10 images (Please add information on size and techniques used) to your ARTS THREAD portfolio – login or register to create a portfolio account & then complete our online HANDMADE IN BRITAIN 2016 Entry Form

Entry: Free to apply and stand cost is £300 +VAT (£360) for a 1×1 metre space within the New Graduate Showcase. Alongside your allocated gallery space, the cost includes:

  • Exclusive graduate workshop with Piyush Suri on exhibiting, costs and business advice.
  • Extensive press and publicity campaign and online event promotion in association with Arts Thread.
  • Online listing with image on Handmade in Britain website.
  • Coverage on Arts Thread and Handmade in Britain social media channels, website and blog.
  • A colour image, write up and contact details in the show magazine.
  • Complimentary tickets and private view invitations for your buyers and guests.
  • Printed and digital promotional material for distribution within your networks.
  • 24 hour security at the event.
  • Porters for set-up/break-down assistance.

Deadline for applications: August 31 2016 MIDNIGHT GMT

Selection

Handmade in Britain invites applications from designer–makers of contemporary craft, who produce their work in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and work in the following areas: fashion design & accessories, interior design & accessories, textiles, glass, jewellery, paper, furniture, stationery, metalwork, ceramics, sculpture, woodwork, prints and etchings. The organisers seek to provide a balance of craft disciplines in order to provide the visitors with a broad range of work. If your work does not reflect the above categories, please get in touch with us to discuss what you do.

Applications are assessed by Arts Thread and Handmade in Britain and assessment is based principally on the images supplied. Additional information on the application form may be used for press and publicity purposes once exhibitors have been selected.

Makers must demonstrate a clear knowledge and understanding of the making process and provenance of materials used. The maker must have applied their craft skills directly in the creation of the work exhibited. They must have also given consideration to the commercial viability of the work, both in terms of its pricing and appeal to consumers.

Visitors
Handmade at Britain is marketed to and attracts professional, international and UK consumer and trade buyers; retailers from both independent boutiques and major retail stores; museums and galleries; design, interiors and fashion industry professionals; corporate and public sector buyers and collectors; local residents; tourists; shoppers and craft/design collectors. Selected press, buyers, media and VIPs are also invited to attend our private view opening evening.

Marketing & Promotion

  • London Underground poster campaign
  • Flyer distribution in all major London venues, galleries, museums, cafes, restaurants and universities
  • Private view invitation to key contacts – including media, trade buyers and collectors
  • Media partnerships with specialist publications, local and national press
  • Advertising campaign across relevant print and digital media
  • Regular Newsletters to our 5000+ strong mailing list
  • Social media campaign to 44,000+ (Feb 2015) followers
  • Cross promotion with relevant groups and organisations

Textile Apprentice Graduate Scheme at Temperley

Temperley London is looking for a Graduate textile designer to Assist the VP of Design and the Textile Designer, in artwork placement and swatch development.
A fantastic opportunity for a passionate and hardworking individual to work in a fast paced and exciting textile team where pattern is a key part of the product.

The Role will cover –

– Artwork placements throughout Main collection and Bridal .
– Colourway CADs.
– Manage the swatch archive.
– To create Research and Sourcing packs for swatch development.
– To support Design VP, textile designer and fabric buyer in various admin roles.

The candidate must be super creative and have a talent for textile design, with a degree in fashion or textiles. We are looking for an individual who is organised and can work within deadlines, with extensive knowledge of photoshop and illustrator.

Salary: £6.70 per hour for those under 25, and £7.20 per hour for those aged 25 or over

Location of vacancy: London

Hours 9.00 – 17.30 – Full Time

Closing date August 31, 2016

To apply go here

Made You Look at The Photographers’ Gallery

MADE YOU LOOK / Dandyism and Black Masculinity

15 Jul – 25 Sep 2016 at The Photographers’ Gallery

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From studio portraiture to street photography, this exhibition brings together a group of geographically and historically diverse photographers whose imagery explores black masculinity as performance, as play, as invention – in particular through the adoption of a dandy-esque persona.

In the early 21st century, black men are among the most influential trendsetters in fashion, music and global style culture. Yet high visibility for black men is matched by high vulnerability – as illustrated by disproportionate rates of arrest and incarceration for black men in the UK and USA.

Made You Look explores dandyism as radical personal politics, a willed flamboyance that flies in the face of conventional constructions of the black masculine. It proposes that the black ‘dandy’, with his extravagant emphasis on dress foregrounds a hyper-visible identity which counters the heighted vulnerability, the result of a charged history of objectification. In the context of this exhibition, dandyism isn’t simply about sharp dressing but rather, consciously problematising ideas of male identity through dress or deportment that is arresting, provocative, louche, camp and gloriously assertive.

Press for Printed Textiles graduate Melissa Ougham at People of Print

Recent graduate Melissa Ougham has had her collection featured on the People of Print website – you can read the full article here

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Judy Blame: Never Again

29 Jun 2016 – 4 Sep 2016 at The Institute of Contemporary Arts

The first major solo exhibition by accessories designer, art director and fashion stylist Judy Blame.

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Safety pins, buttons, badges, pearls, bottle tops, cutlery, plastic bags, toy soldiers and keys form an inventory of objects that Blame has innovatively adapted to create his trademark jewellery and other accessories.

The exhibition is presented as a montage rather than a chronology that brings together an arrangement of artefacts, including clothing, collages, jewellery, fashion editorials, sketchbooks and T-shirts alongside unique commissions that bear witness to Blame’s tactile, thought-provoking, approach to fashion and his propensity towards collaboration and experimentation.

Read more here

Christopher Wood: Sophisticated Primitive

2 July – 2 October 2016 at Pallant House Gallery

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A major exhibition on the life and art of British artist Christopher Wood (1901-1930). An important and influential figure in the British art world during the 1920s, Wood developed a ‘faux-naïve’ style as he navigated a path between the representational painting of the Edwardian era and the new style of abstraction of the 1930s. A celebration of the magnitude of the artist’s achievement in the ten years before his premature death, aged just 29, this comprehensive review explores the enduring paradox between the primitive and the sophisticated in Wood’s oeuvre.

Junior Fashion Designer at H&M

Are you a creative and professional Junior Fashion Designer who would love to work at H&M? We are continuously looking for new talent to join our Design Team!

As a Junior Fashion Designer you will be responsible for assisting a Fashion Designer. You will work in a team at one of our departments: womenswear, menswear or childrenswear. Together with the rest of the team, you will be involved in developing the collections sold worldwide in all the H&M markets.

The H&M Head Office is based in Stockholm, Sweden, where we design and develop our fashion collections for a wide variety of customers. H&M is a dynamic workplace where high pace and rapid changes are a natural part of our day. Good communication skills, a flexible attitude and capacity to adapt to changes are essential.

H&M is looking for a Junior Fashion Designer who:

•      Has a minimum of a BA qualification in Fashion Design

·      Is creative and visionary with a passion for fashion

·       Understands the H&M target customer

·        Has good skills in collection- and colour coordination as well as in visual communication

·        Has knowledge of pattern making, sewing and textile materials

•        Enjoys teamwork

•        Likes a fast paced work environment

•        Is driven and used to take own initiatives

•        Is fluent in English

•        Is willing to learn Swedish

What can H&M offer you?

You will have a chance to work in an exciting and positive environment where you can develop and grow as a designer. As a Junior Fashion Designer you will be involved in making an impact on the collections from the start. You will be part of an international and creative team!

Does this sound like your next challenge?

We are continuously looking for new design talent and look forward to receive your application consisting of your CV, cover letter and digital portfolio, already today!

Please note that only the complete applications will be considered.

For more information and to apply go here

Junior Fashion Print Designer at H&M

As a Junior Print Designer you will be responsible for assisting a Print Designer. You will work in a team at one of our departments: womenswear, menswear or childrenswear. Together with the rest of the team, you will be involved in developing collections sold worldwide in all H&M markets.

The H&M Head Office is based in Stockholm, Sweden, where we design and develop our fashion collections for a wide variety of customers. H&M is a dynamic workplace where high pace and rapid changes are a natural part of our day. Good communication skills, a flexible attitude and capacity to adapt to changes are essential.

H&M is looking for a Junior Print Designer who:

•      Has a minimum of a BA qualification in Textile or Fashion Design

·       Is creative and visionary with a passion for fashion

·       Understands the H&M target customer

·       Has experience of creating both repeated and placed prints

·       Has excellent colour and illustration skills

·       Has experience of textile print techniques

•       Enjoys teamwork and has good communication skills

·        Likes a fast paced work environment

·        Is driven and used to take own initiatives

•        Is fluent in English

•        Is willing to learn Swedish

What can H&M offer you?

You will have a chance to work in an exciting and positive environment where you can develop and grow within H&M. As a Junior Print Designer you will be involved in the collections from the start. You will be part of an international and creative team!

Does this sound like your next challenge?

We are continuously looking for new print design talent and hope to receive your open application consisting of your CV, cover letter and digital portfolio, already today!

Please note that only complete applications will be considered.

For more information and to apply go here

Making & Unmaking: An exhibition curated by Duro Olowu

19 June – 18 September 2016 at The Camden Arts Centre

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Making & Unmaking, curated by Duro Olowu (b. 1965, Lagos), is the latest in our series of artist-selected shows. Duro Olowu is a celebrated fashion designer whose bold innovations with pattern, colour and shape reveal his early influences living between Nigeria and Europe, and his ongoing fascination with the world. His fluency with diverse aesthetics can be seen in the clothes he makes as well as the exhibitions he has curated, which combine antique textiles with his own fabric designs, bringing together discordant colours and patterns alongside disparate cultural forms.

Filling all three galleries, the Central Space, Reading Room and Garden, this exhibition draws together over 70 artists from around the world spanning this century and the last, including 19th century textiles made by unknown hands. Individually, each work has a story to tell; collectively, they begin a conversation in which visual, narrative and thematic relationships unfold. This eclectic collage of works, some of which have strong political undercurrents, addresses issues surrounding cultural identity, sexuality and the representation of the body. Olowu’s exhibition invites a multifaceted journey of encounters with the intuition, skill and vision of the artists represented within it.

General Studio Student Internship at Osman

OSMAN, THE EPONYMOUS LABEL FROM BRITISH BORN DESIGNER OSMAN YOUSEFZADA, MADE ITS DEBUT IN 2008 AT LONDON FASHION WEEK. OSMAN’S UNIQUE ARCHITECTURAL – ELEGANT AESTHETIC AND STRONG, SCULPTURAL DESIGNS BOTH FLATTER AND CELEBRATE THE WOMAN’S BODY, QUALITIES WHICH HAVE ESTABLISHED THE DESIGNER AS ONE OF LONDON’S MOST EXCITING TALENTS.
Job Purpose
To assist the whole team in general studio work, working closely with pattern cutters, product developers and machinists.
Candidate
  • Should have a high level of pattern knowledge, garment construction, attention to detail, lay planning and take a logical and pro-active approach to problem solving.
  • Can work under pressure and deadlines
  • Good team worker
  • Able to multitask
  • Hardworking
  • Fluent English written and verbally.
  • Must still be in education during the 6 month internship i.e. placement year
Roles:
  • Tracing off patterns
  • Be able to have knowledge when cutting out fabric and lay planning, being able to make good use of fabric consumption
  • Work closely with the pattern cutters, product developers and machinists to ensure clear communication.
  • Able to help other departments if needed
  • Check patterns are correct before cutting
  • General house keeping
  • Source fabrics and trims when needed
Minimum 6 months internship, start ASAP and travel expenses paid for. Please send a copy of your CV and Covering letter via the link here. Only successful applicants will be contacted.