‘ARRIVAL’ – The Ulster Ceramics Jewellery & Silversmithing Graduate Show | 9 September 2021 – 7 October 2021
Shuttles and Shafts Travelling Exhibition | 14 October 2021 – 11 November 2021
The Heritage Lottery funded project ‘Reviving William Liddell’s Damask Designs’ concerns a unique collection of 1600 photographic glass plates discovered in 2007 during the dismantling of the Ewart-Liddell factory at Donacloney, County Down. The photographs document the design and development work for Liddell’s Damask patterns. This work represents the labour of highly skilled workforce of designers, draughtsmen and women and weavers working for the company during the years 1900’s to 1970’s. The project team from the Belfast School of Art, Ulster University comprises of Senior Research Fellow Trish Belford and Professor Barbara Dass. Trish and Barbara have developed a touring exhibition to allow the work to be transported and displayed in a number of venues.
Prof Barbara Dass and Senior research Fellow Trish Belford will both be available to give talks relevant to the exhibition.