Devon Life - - Arts: Showcase -


Tex­tiles are a stun­ning ad­di­tion to mak­ers-cre­ators-artists and this rather eye­catch­ing Col­lect­ing Coat will show­case the city’s col­lec­tions with replica and orig­i­nal ob­jects in its many pock­ets for early learn­ers, fam­i­lies and adults to han­dle and get up close to.

Cre­ated by se­cond-year Cos­tume Pro­duc­tion & As­so­ci­ated Crafts de­gree stu­dents from Ply­mouth Col­lege of Art it’s in­spired by the pop­u­lar Quentin Blake book Angelica Sprocket’s Pock­ets, in which the cen­tral char­ac­ter has an over­coat of Life is mim­ick­ing art for a lo­cal, self-taught mo­saicist who de­con­structed her ex­is­tence in Nor­folk and re­ar­ranged the frag­ments of her life in Devon.

Corinna Bar­rell has taken the an­cient art of mo­saic de­sign and given it a mod­ern twist. Turn­ing a hobby into a full time busi­ness from her home near Totnes, she cre­ates con­tem­po­rary pieces of work through as­sem­blage; she breathes mo­saic art into bull and sheep skulls, up­cy­cles fur­ni­ture and re­pur­poses un­wanted ob­jects into glit­ter­ing art­works. never-end­ing pock­ets filled with sur­prise ob­jects.

Work­ing with lo­cal the­atre com­pany Stilt­skin the stu­dents also teamed up with learn­ing staff from The Box to cre­ate this unique out­fit that will in­spire and en­gage its au­di­ences. The coat fea­tures mo­tifs based on teapots from the city’s ce­ramic col­lec­tions and sea crea­tures from the nat­u­ral his­tory col­lec­tions, as well as a brightly coloured skirt in­spired by an item of Chi­nese cos­tume from the world cul­tures col­lec­tions. plym­­box

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