Sample by Collect Scotland
The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow
Running from March 24 – June 18
They influence almost everything you see around you, but you probably won’t know their names. Textile designers are an integral part of the contemporary design landscape, but the nature of the job means their designs and copyright are sold on and they don’t often take the credit for their own work.
However, a Scottish design collective has set out to change all that. Showcasing the work of 15 contemporary Scottish textile designers, SAMPLE, curated by textile design collective Collect Scotland, aims to draw the focus to these usually anonymous innovators, with one of the largest exhibitions of printed textiles in recent years. Filling the whole of Gallery 1 with printed textiles and sculptural displays of large-scale fabrics in a huge, interactive exhibition featuring specially commissioned work around five key ‘trends’, SAMPLE shows off the versatility, vibrancy and too-often overlooked talent pool of Scottish textile design.