Fashion & Textiles Take Centre Stage in Bath
International Fashion & Textile Gallery Gray M.C.A Opens in Bath
Press Preview Friday 1 June 2018 10:00 - Noon
June 2018 sees the arrival in Bath of international Fashion & Textiles gallery Gray M.C.A at their new permanent gallery at 5, Margaret’s Buildings, Bath, BA1 2LP.
Gray M.C.A has two stunning exhibitions scheduled for Gray M.C.A Bath in 2018.
Opening June 1 2018 is their Summer Show featuring the original Fashion Illustration artworks of the internationally recognized fashion illustrators from the 20th century including the works of René Gruau & Kenneth Paul Block & textile works by the leading Modern British artists John Piper, Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth and William Scott.
Gray M.C.A Director Ashley Gray commented:
“We are very excited to be opening in Bath with our permanent gallery space and will continue to celebrate the incredible talent and versatility of the great 20th century artists and illustrators in the field of fashion and textiles alongside the contemporary masters of the genre.”
In October, Gray M.C.A will transfer the internationally acclaimed annual original Fashion Illustration exhibition Drawing on Style from London Fashion Week. Drawing on Style showcases the leading artists working in fashion illustration from the 20th century & today including the original works of René Bouche, Antonio Lopez & contemporary artists Bil Donovan (Artist in Residence for Christian Dior) & Jason Brooks (Britain’s leading fashion illustrator).
Each work selected for the Drawing on Style exhibitions is an original masterpiece of elegance, technical skill and provocative flair that perfectly illustrates the subtle yet dynamic beauty of fashion interpretation.
The original Fashion Illustrations on display have been seen internationally in fashion magazines including Vogue, W Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar and many more.
Connie Gray, Fashion Curator for Gray M.C.A, says: “Collectors world-wide are at last waking up to the historical importance and beauty of Fashion Illustration as fine art in its own right, both from its heyday in the 20th century to the powerful contemporary images of today. Bath is the ideal location with its strong links to the history of fashion and its position as an international destination for collectors.”
About Gray M.C.A
Gray M.C.A is the UK’s leading authority on original Fashion Illustration & Artist Textiles from the 20th Century. Gray M.C.A has established a reputation worldwide for uncovering rare and dynamic fashion illustration and textiles from private international collections, estates and archives and bringing these lost treasures back into the light.
Past Collaborations include: Barbara Hukanicki (BIBA), Zandra Rhodes, Fashion Photographer Nick Knight’s SHOWstudio, Cunard, The Kenneth Paul Block Foundation
Gray M.C.A exhibit in London, New York and Palm Beach annually.
Summer Show : Bath
1 June – 5 July 2018 – An eclectic mix of original Fashion Illustration & Artist Textiles as Fine Art from the leading fashion & textiles artists of the 20th century.
Drawing on Style 2018 : London & Bath
13 September – 21 September 2018 - Gray M.C.A’s annual Fashion Week Exhibition Drawing on Style 2018 opens in London at Gallery 8, 8 Duke Street St James’s, London, SW1 6YB.
4th October - 1st December 2018 – Gray M.C.A’s Drawing on Style 2018 transfers to Bath.
5 Margaret’s Buildings, Bath, BA1 2LP.
Gray M.C.A’s annual Drawing on Style exhibitions during London & New York Fashion Weeks enable international collectors to source the finest examples of Fashion Illustration by the most respected and sought-after fashion artists. Drawing on Style 2017 was selected by Cunard to preview on their Transatlantic Fashion Week crossing on board the Flagship Queen Mary 2 prior to opening in Tribeca, New York during New York Fashion Week 2017.
Styled By Design
2017 saw the first of Gray M.C.A’s Styled by Design exhibitions which focuses on Artist Textiles of the 20th Century. The exhibition was wildly acclaimed in the national press. Commissions from Sanderson, David Whitehead, Edinburgh Weavers, Liberty and Ascher provided a dynamic showcase for modern and contemporary textiles. Styled By Design will come to Bath in 2019.
Gray M.C.A Summer Show
1 June – 5 July 2018
5 Margaret’s Buildings
Monday & Tuesday by appointment
Wednesday to Saturday 10.00 – 16:00