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Birkins design room in 1914, courtesy of Amanda Briggs-Goode

Birkins design room in 1914, courtesy of Amanda Briggs-Goode

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Lace Market Walkthrough

Seminar and walking tour

13 Apr 2016

 
Amanda Briggs-Goode and Tom Fisher, from Nottingham Trent University, will introduce the Lace Market Archive and their current reserach in relation to Nottingham's lace heritage. After theiur presentation, artist Chris Lewis-Jones will facilitate a mindful meander around the Lace Market. The walk will last about an hour and will culminate in an encounter with  the region’s only remaining (working) Jacquard operated lace loom!
 
 
No need to book! Meet at Reception at 2pm. Free.
 
 
 
The Nottingham Trent University Lace Archive includes 75,000 items of lace, which have been acquired from bequests by local companies and the Nottingham Lace Federation. Donations were made from the late-19th up to the mid-20th century and included single pieces of lace, items in manufacturers sample books, portfolios of photography and design, collections of prize-winning examples from international lace competitions, as well as books on lace history and teaching aids used throughout the archive’s life. This collection is considered to be of local, national and international importance. 
 
 
As the leader for the Lace archive at Nottingham Trent University Amanda Briggs-Goode has established a steering group which includes Clare Brown from the V & A and Johanna Hashagan from the Bowes Museum. This has enabled the archive's activities to focus on a national context and consider broader perspectives on how to interpret and manage the wider dissemination of the collection. She is also interested in practice and particularly printed textile design, digital design and the challenges of the relationship between image and form in 2D to 3D.
 
 
Professor Tom Fisher is Research Coordinator for the School of Art and Design, representing research on the School Executive Group. In this role he wrote and developed NTU's submission to REF Unit of Assessment D34, Art and Design, History, Theory and Practice, working across the college to include colleagues in the Sustainable Consumption and Product Design research groups.His work in sustainable design means he works closely with the Sustainable Consumption Research Group. His background in craft practice has been a platform for a strong connection to the Digital Craft and Embodied Knowledge research group.
 
 
Chris Lewis-Jones is an artist and performer based at Primary.  In addition, he is an Associate Artist at Nottingham Contemporary, a part time tutor at Nottingham Trent International College and half of Nu-Urban Gardeners, a live art duo (also based at Primary). Chris's practice is concerned with exploring notions of time, place and space. He does this using installation, music, live art and drawing. He is particularly interested in walking and is something of a Flâneur, a hopeful traveller, for whom the journey is more important than the destination
 

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