“Althea McNish: Colour is Mine” exhibition co-curated by Rose Sinclair

When: Saturday 2 April – Sunday 26 June 2022

Where: The William Morris Gallery, free entry

“The William Morris Gallery is pleased to announce Althea McNish: Colour is Mine, the first major retrospective of Althea McNish (1924 – 2020). McNish was one of the UK’s most influential and innovative textile designers and the first designer of Caribbean descent to achieve international recognition. Drawing on extensive new research, the exhibition will explore McNish’s extraordinary career and her transformative impact on mid-century design, along with her enduring influence today. Highlights will include items from McNish’s recently uncovered personal archive – much of which has never been seen before. Also on display will be examples of McNish’s original designs alongside her most celebrated textile and wallpapers.”

The exhibition is being curated by Rowan Bain, Principal Curator at the William Morris Gallery and Rose Sinclair, Lecturer in Design Education at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Find more information on the William Morris Gallery website

Image: Golden Harvest, textile, designed by Althea McNish for Hull Traders (c.1960s). Screen printed cotton, private collection.

AutoHoodening: The Rise of Captain Swing

In time for the holidays, Captain Swing returns from past worker uprisings in a consciousness-raising custom for the age of A.I. Capitalism. A folk opera, based on worker testimonies and interviews with union organisers, written and produced collectively by Post Workers Theatre and Infinite Opera, with costumes from James Frost and Lottie Wood. 

The full film is available to watch online until January 10th (Plough Monday):

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Rose Sinclair to speak at NSEAD 2021

“Join us as we consider how we overcome the barriers, thresholds, gatekeepers that reduce equity of access – how can art educators and the cultural sector work together to ensure equality of opportunity in art, craft and design education?”

Conversation 2: Equity is…Diversity + Opportunity

When: 6 May 2021, 3:15-5.15 pm

Where: Online

Rose Sinclair will be one of the speakers at the event. More information can be found on the NSEAD website. Register for a free ticket via EventBrite.