Textiles & Fashion in the 80s - talk by Fraser Taylor

Tuesday 5 November 2019

14.00 - 16.00

The Glasgow School of Art, The Whisky Bond, 2 Dawson Road, Glasgow G4 9SS

Fraser Taylor is an interdisciplinary artist who works with a range of media including drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and animation.

Fraser will give a talk on the crucial role that Scottish art colleges, like GSA, and high end department stores, such as Liberty, played in supporting British fashion and textiles during the 1980s.

Fraser Taylor studied printed textiles at GSA and Fine Art at the Royal College of Art, London. In 1983, he formed The Cloth, a design studio with fellow RCA students David Band, Brian Bolger and Helen Manning. The studio quickly attracted attention for bold use of colour and shape, as well as a desire to blur the boundaries between fine art and design projects. 

The Cloth worked extensively with Liberty Studio during the early 1980s, including textile designs for Yves Saint Laurent with Liberty and for clients such as Paul Smith, Calvin Klein, Aztec Camera, Spandau Ballet and The Bluebells. 

Join Fraser for unique insights into his art school training and 1980s design. He will discuss the changing landscape for artists and designers during this time and the importance of working collectively.

Also, you will be able to see work from Fraser’s student days, which he donated to the GSA Archives department.  

Tickets for this event are £12 for FoGSA members and £15 for non-members.  
Please note refreshments will not be served, but there is a cafe located in the Whisky Bond building which you can use.

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David Mullane