Exhibition: Marian Clayden - A Dyer's Journey Through Art And Fashion

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This vibrant and diverse exhibition showcases examples of Clayden’s work with influences from Grand Opera, Iran, Kabuki and ethnic dance. Clayden's trail-blazing textiles and garments blurred the boundaries between art, textiles and fashion.

Please note that the Launch Event date has now changed from Wednesday 23 April to Wednesday 30 April.

  • From: Wednesday 23 April 2014, 12 am
  • To: Friday 16 May 2014, 12 am
  • Location: Bonington building, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LS

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From dying fabrics for costumes and hangings for nine touring companies of the musical Hair, in 1970, to producing an atelier collection of hand-dyed garments and accessories under her own label from 1981-2005, Marian Clayden's unique and luxurious designs are virtuoso Bohemian chic.

This vibrant and diverse exhibition showcases examples of Clayden's work with influences from Grand Opera, Iran, Kabuki and ethnic dance. Clayden's trail-blazing textiles and garments blurred the boundaries between art, textiles and fashion.

Born and raised in Preston, Marian Clayden studied painting at Nottingham School of Art and prepared for a career as a primary school teacher. Her passion for painting developed into an interest in textiles-as-art while living in Australia with her young family. Their move to California in 1967 led to collaborations with stage / television designer Bob Mackie in Los Angeles and the New York fashion designers, Georgio di Sant'Angelo and Mary McFadden. Under her own label, Clayden Inc, she forged a high-profile list of clients for her evening wear, including Lisa Marie Presley, Meryl Streep, Sigourney Weaver and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Please note that the Launch Event date has now changed from Wednesday 23 April to Wednesday 30 April.

Launch event: Wednesday 30 April 2014, 6 pm - 8 pm, to attend please email to confirm your attendance.

This exhibition is curated and hosted by Bonington Gallery.

Download the exhibition gallery guide.

Location details

Room/Building:

Bonington building

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Shakespeare Street
Nottingham
NG1 5LS

Travel Info:

See a map and directions on how to get to the Bonington building.

As we are based in the city centre of Nottingham we would advise visitors to this exhibition to use the park and ride services, or to catch the tram to the Nottingham Trent University stop. There is no visitor car parking available at the University.

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