Passion & Legacy Symposium and Exhibition

RED STRAND DESIGN CELEBRATES
125 YEARS OF IRISH TEXTILES & DESIGN
WITH THE
PASSION & LEGACY SYMPOSIUM
& PRIVATE MUSEUM TOURS
THURS 21–SAT 23 january – Ulster University, Belfast

These events have been cancelled

As part of the international education and design project Passion & Legacy   (inspired by the Irish Arts & Crafts Movement and the work of the Lethbridge sisters), historians, designers, artists, contemporary makers and writers gather to discuss the impact of Irish textiles and design over the last 125 years and the extraordinary ways in which Irish design continues to inspire students and practitioners around the world today.

  • Bruce Clark  ‘Welcome’
  • Prof Nicola Gordon Bowe  ‘Textiles and the Arts & Crafts Movement in Ireland c 1886-1920’
  • Dr Lynn Hulse  ‘The Embroidered Furnishings of the Lethbridge Sisters c 1899-1922’
  • Hazel Bruce   ‘Own Practice’
  • Hermann Glaser-Baur  ‘Flax Mill Textiles’
  • Pamela Hardesty  ‘The Ground of Linen’
  • Dr Helen McAllister & Nigel Cheney  ‘Unravelling an Archive’
  • Dr Karen Nickell  ‘Threads of Identity: Unpicking Northern Ireland’s Textile Culture’
  • Catherine O’Hara  ‘The Great Depression and Textile Innovation: Ulster’s Response’
  • Alex Ward  ‘Irish Costume: Dress & Identity in the early 20th century’

* See full speaker biographies here.