'Worn to be Wild' exhibition at Guildford House Gallery
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Visit an exciting exhibition that brings together fashion, history and wildlife at Guildford House Gallery.
The exhibition showcases the talents of dress designer and textile artist Kate Plumtree who has produced costumes for theatre including The Royal Shakespeare Company, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera and for West End musicals including Wicked and The Lion King.
Drawing inspiration from British wild birds and mammals and the evolution of period dress, each costume has been carefully designed and constructed by observing the movement, character, habitat and style of each creature.
Included in the collection are an elegant 18th century 'Mute Swan', a dramatic 1930s 'Golden Eagle', a sultry Victorian 'Fox' and many other stunning creations.
Kate employs a range of authentic materials and techniques reminiscent of each period, manipulating fabric to emulate the colour, texture and form of each creature and using techniques such as dyeing, printing, painting and quilting.
Complementing the outfits are large scale photographs taken in each creature’s natural habitat along with the dresses construction and evolution captured in Kate’s own sketchbook.
Adults and children can even try on some of the outfits in the dressing up area!
For further details call 01483 444751 or firstname.lastname@example.org Exhibition entry is free.
Guildford House is open Monday - Saturday 10am – 16.45pm