Saturday, 10 October 2015

Bobby Britnell lecture

Bobby Britnell talked to a packed house this afternoon at our branch AGM. Unfortunately we were so engrossed we forgot to take photos.

Her talk covered her beginnings designing costumes for the Black and White minstrel show through learning tailoring and into teaching.
Bobby spoke about what influenced and influences her work. Music, landscape and her early work experience all feature in her pieces throughout the years.
Of late she is being inspired by her charity Hands up Uganda.  Alongside the brilliant work her and her husband are doing in working with a village in uganda she is being excited by the barkcloth that's being produced and a game people play.
All this  has led to a collaboration with a shoemaker and a fashion designer who uses barkcloth on the catwalk and she has produced a prolific amount of work.
It was a really inspiring talk full of good humour.
Check out her work at

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