In our January guest blog Intoart artist Ntiense Eno Amooquaye shares her current research and artistic development programme ‘Place and Repeat’.
Six artists from Intoart are engaging with the V&A collections over seven months, Sept 2015– March 2016 to make new visual artwork that will be realised as unique fabric designs. The resulting printed fabrics will include silk, cotton drill and upholstery fabrics. A key element of the project is the professional and artistic development of learning disabled artists, learning from archivists at Blythe House and curators from Fashion and Textiles and Prints and Drawings Collections.
Studio visit to Holly Fulton
We headed to Holly Fulton’s studio to see her work in action and for Ntiense to share her work in progress as she reaches the final stages of her fabric design.
“We visited Holly’s studio to see the designed fashion clothes and how they are made.
I went to talk to Holly and James Lambert about my ideas and different themes on the print and colour scheme. We looked at where to put my designs and to see how it is going to be on the dress. My themes is ‘dresses on dresses’. I still have some work to do on the some different printed button designs on the sleeves. I am also including fans and dresses on the dress. On the back of the dress is going to be a drawing of the mirror from the Dior display in the V&A collection .
We then went to see other parts of the studio, the man was cutting the patterns and jumpers were being packed up in boxes. I saw designs on the wall and photographs of models in the dresses.”
Ntiense Eno Amooquaye, Intoart artist