Show 2015 at the Royal College of Art offers a unique opportunity to view the best of contemporary design practise from over 600 postgraduate students. A highlight of the Kensington campus exhibition was the work of the textile graduates, showcasing their experimentation and innovation.
Here is our top selection from the show:
- The work of Stephanie Rolph explores the idea of tactility – focusing on how and why we touch, and the position of textiles in a society dominated by screens and digital interfaces.
- Aine Katrina Byrne used textiles to explore the human life cycle. Her work combines bright plastics with rough hessian, decorating fabric surfaces with oversized stitching and abstract shapes.
- Alicia Nader‘s display of hard and soft material experimentations explore geometry within nature and chaos within structure, concentrating on the idea of transparency, distortion, and movement.
- Miranda Hicks showcased a collection of fabrics and wallpapers inspired by the life of the desert, with beautiful colour combinations and free-hand movement.
- Yue Wei used a combination of digital aid technology, hand dying and hand weaving techniques to create perspex and leather pieces, showing a strong sense of colour and functionality.
Show 2015 will run from 25 June – 5 July at the Royal College of Art’s Battersea and Kensington campuses.
USP: The work on display from MA Textile students demonstrates the extraordinary diversity of the discipline, and pushes the boundaries of material and process.