The workshop will be introduced by a talk on Bernat Klein (1922 - 2014) to contextualise the exhibition, The Colour Circle, as well as introduce Klein’s work as an artist and colourist, and its influence on his work as a textile designer. Through the creation of gouache-based studies by participants, the day will focus on the analysis of Klein’s individual paintings that form The Colour Circle, to give an understanding of colour through practice; and ideas for further development beyond the workshop.
No experience is necessary, just a curiosity about colour and how to play with it!
Alison Harley (MA; MLITT) is the curator of the Bernat Klein exhibition as well as collaborating with the Klein family in the development of the limited edition silk squares within the exhibition. She studied textile design at the Glasgow School of Art and also exhibited regularly as a visual artist in London at the Francis Kyle Gallery. Her career as an academic and Professor of Textiles and Design has included meeting and interviewing Bernat Klein in 2012, which was the catalyst for research into his creative process that has led to ongoing projects. She also regularly collaborates with artists and designers for publication, including WERK No:16 Joe Magee and WERK No:21 Martine Bedin, award-winning limited editions led by Singaporean designer, Theseus Chan.
Image: 'Almadine' by Bernat Klein, courtesy of the Klein Family
Tutor: Alison Harley
Date: 25 Feb
Location: Studio 2