Scottish heat of the SDC International Design Competition 2018

The Scottish heat of the SDC International Design Competition took place earlier this year, and we were pleased to welcome Marion Whitelaw as one of the judges. we asked her to tell us about the experience.

“It was a pleasure once again to act as lead judge with the panel which included Anne Bell, Green Grove Weavers and Eliza Kesuma, Moody Monday for the Scottish heat of the SDC International Design Competition, kindly hosted by Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee.

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Raw Materials: Textiles

Raw Materials traces the forgotten industrial history of east London along the River Lea, supported by The National Lottery with funds awarded through the Heritage Lottery Fund. This year followed the textiles trail, uncovering the stories of silk-weaving, calico printing, jute spinning and the invention of dye colours.

The exhibition is currently at the Nunnery Gallery, Bow Arts. The SDC was delighted to be able to contribute to the exhibition by lending a number of objects from our archive.

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