Encrypted 1-8 [part of Paisley: exploding the teardrop exhibition].

Mullaniff, Kathleen ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4592-6467 (2008) Encrypted 1-8 [part of Paisley: exploding the teardrop exhibition]. [Show/Exhibition]

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-Exhibition created by Jane Langley and Carol Swords.
The paintings, drawings and artist’s book produced during this research project used the lacy teardrop shape of the popular and familiar Buta/Paisley pattern. The Buta motif, meaning ‘flower’, originated in the Safavid Dynasty of Persia (from 1501 to 1736) and was more delicate and naturalistic than its subsequent adaptation as the nineteenth century English Paisley pattern. By the early eighteenth century the motif had been conventionalised into a pyramid of flowers, which, by 1770, had transformed again into an outlined curling pointed leaf filled in with a floral pattern. Between 1800 and 1850, using Jacquard looms, the weavers of the town of Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland, adopted the design for their woollen shawls; hence the design became known as the Paisley pattern. It is in this historical context that Mullaniff pursued a programme of investigation using the Buta/Paisley motif as a metaphor for a journey. This process acknowledged the transformation that has taken place as the pattern became subject to colonial history. As the pattern moved through the colonial trade routes and further to Scotland it continually changed.

-The exhibition was reviewed in the Times, the Daily Telegraph, Metro and the BBC Radio 4 Women’s Hour.

Venue Details

  1. Paisley: exploding the teardrop
    • Location: PM Gallery and House. London
    • Dates: 27 Nov 2007 – 12 Jan 2008

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Additional Information: Resulting publication from the exhibitions from exhibiting Paisley. Exploding the teardrop.Resulting publication from the exhibitions from exhibiting: Paisley. Exploding the teardrop.Contemporary Textiles. 
The Fabric of Fine Art ISBN13: 9781906155292 Editor Nadine Monem. Essay about the Patternlab (incorporating Mullaniff) featured in this publication by Professor Janis Jeffries, University of London, Goldsmiths College. Published Janurary 2008.
A comprehensive look at innovative examples of Textiles in Fine Art.
Research Areas: A. > School of Art and Design > Visual Arts
A. > School of Art and Design > Visual Arts > Art Practice as Investigation cluster
Item ID: 5050
Notes on copyright: Yes
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Depositing User: Kathleen Mullaniff
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2010 09:10
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2023 11:14
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/5050

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