Kingston School of Art : 140 Years

Knifton, Robert [Curator] and Lloyd, Fran [Curator] (2015) Kingston School of Art : 140 Years. Kingston School of Art : 140 Years. .


The exhibition showcases art school practices in fashion, graphics, illustration, fine art, architecture, and interior and furniture design. It uses art and design works, photographs, films and archival material to tell the art school’s story, from the initial art classes held in Kingston in 1875, its first design master Archibald Knox and the breakaway Knox Guild formed in 1912, and the painter Reginald Brill who secured a purpose-built art school in 1939, through the legendary Daphne Brooker who was head of Fashion from 1962Encompassing such key events as WW2 model making and the Recording Britain project, The 1951 Festival of Britain, the post-war Golden Lane Estate and Barbican, 1960s counterculture, and fine art and design practices from the 1970s to now, it includes over 150 works, objects and photographs, drawn from public and private collections, including the Imperial War Museum, the Government Art Collection and the V&A.

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