I would like to dedicate today’s blog to a very formative person in my life, Christine Risley. She was my personal tutor when I studied textiles at Goldsmiths from 79-81 and later became a close friend. She is much missed by all who knew her. I urge anyone who is in or near London to go and see this wonderful exhibition dedicated to her work and research.
Christine Risley: Works and Research
Constance Howard Gallery
Deptford Town Hall Basement
24th November 2015 – 23rd December 2015
Tuesday – Thursday
11am – 5pm
Late opening and Christmas drinks: 8th December 2015
Christine Risley was a key member of Constance Howard’s remarkable and innovative textiles department at Goldsmiths College, and an influential figure in the craft of textile art in her own right. It is with great honour that the Textile Collection is able to host Christine Risley: Works & Research and honour the memory of an integral member of staff in the development of textiles as a craft at Goldsmiths.
Curated in collaboration with former colleagues and personal friends of Christine. Using original artworks and materials from the Textile Collection, Christine Risley: Works and Research presents an exclusive look at the life, works and influences of the late textile artist.
Christine was introduced to…
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Is is always great to be able to pay tribute to a special person who has been influential in our lives. While I am unable to attend the exhibition, I enjoyed finding out about Christine Risley. Thank you for sharing.
Thanks for commenting. And as you say it’s good to give special attention to the people who have shaped our lives in a positive way.
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