Honouring and remembering Althea McNish, a tribute by Rose Sinclair

Internationally renowned textile designer and artist Althea McNish sadly passed away last week, according to an announcement made on Tuesday in the Trinidad and Tobago Newsday.

Last October during Black History Month, Rose Sinclair, Lecturer in Design (Textiles) at Goldsmiths led a special event at Bruce Castle Museum and Archive in Haringey, celebrating Althea’s life and work, her involvement in establishing the Caribbean Artists’ Movement and John La Rose, as well as the prestigious commissions for Liberty, Dior, Jacguar, Heal’s and Conran.

Rose Sinclair here very kindly shares her own personal tribute, in honour of Althea:

Althea (left) and Rose in 2018. Image copyright: Goldsmiths, University of London

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El Ultimo Grito and Stuart Bannocks author book-zine for the 2020 Verbier Art Summit

El Ultimo Grito and Stuart Bannocks were commissioned by curator Jessica Morgan to generate a publication that would act as provocation/pre-content to the theme of the 2020 Verbier Art Summit: “Resource Hungry: Our Cultured Landscape and Its Ecological Landscape”.

The publication is titled THEY PAINTED THE MOUNTAINS WHITE, published by DESTE FOUNDATION (ISBN 978-2-8399-2100-8). See above a few images of the cover and inside pages.

El Ultimo Grito were also amongst speakers at the Summit, which took place on 31 January and 1 February 2020 in Verbier, Switzerland.




Dr Juliette Kristensen to present Goldsmiths approach to design in Chicago

When: 13 February 2020, 7 pm

Where: Staypineapple Chicago, The Loop, 1 W Washington Street, The Burnham Room, Chicago, IL 60602, United States

The event will begin with a brief overview of Goldsmiths given by Will Abraham, North America Admissions Officer, followed by a presentation from Dr. Juliette C. Kristensen, Programme Lead for the BA in Design.

In her talk, “Design at Goldsmiths: Postdisciplinary Practice in the Contemporary World”, Dr Kristensen will discuss the unique form of design philosophy, practice and education of the Department of Design at Goldsmiths, University of London. In situating the strengths of particular approaches and methods in the design work of this department, she will then discuss in detail the two taught programmes of design offered at Goldsmiths: the undergraduate BA Design programme; and the postgraduate MA Design Expanded Practice.

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