Drying to know. An exhibition of information tea towels.

Last November the School of Art staged a show featuring the domestic tea towel.
We had a fascinating time looking at design styles in communication through drawing and the written word.

The tea towel, as the focal point of the show, is a creative and amusing way to look at communication. The exhibition draws the viewers attention to the idea that a practical but necessary item can also be a work of art, a form of advertising, an instructional guide and by default a celebration of all things British.
entrance to t towel ex
The entrance to the show celebrating the humble tea towel.
WHAT TO WEAR.late 50sjpg
A glimpse into the 50’s fashion wardrobe
1980
Floral illustration
POTATOES COOKING 1970
One of the 200 + tea towels on display
police dog hogan cake cutting
The band Police Dog Hogan open the show before going on to play to a sell out show in the city.
student help serving tea
The 2nd yr students helped out serving tea and offering homemade cake a the private view.
pv of tea towels
The guests at the PV
tucking into cake
Police Dog tuck in.
I love cake
I love cake
Students and staff so very kindly made cakes for the opening of the exhibition.
boat cake
A fantastic achievement by Andrew, one of the Fine Art staff.

musicians at the opening
Steve, one of the art school staff, playing alongside fellow muscians at the Private View.

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