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Cloé Gillies

MA work

My work uses the act of storytelling, with a focus on themes such as labour, craftsmanship and wildlife. This collection is inspired by Brighton’s urban Landscape and Industry with an element of tongue and cheek. It’s like my own interpretation of a Brighton postcard.

A combination of drawings, photography, paintings, screenprinting and digital has been used to create rich luxurious printed fabrics for fashion. Throughout the fabrics there is a common use of playful juxtaposition such as buildings combined with seafood.

These pieces hover on the commercial fashion boundary, while connecting to the viewer on an emotional level, like a piece of art.

Info

  • Cloé Gillies profile image
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Textiles, 2013

    Specialism

    Printed Textiles

  • My work uses the act of storytelling, with a focus on themes such as labour, craftsmanship and wildlife. This collection is inspired by Brighton’s urban Landscape and Industry with an element of tongue and cheek. It’s like my own interpretation of a Brighton postcard.

    A combination of drawings, photography, paintings, screenprinting and digital has been used to create rich luxurious printed fabrics for fashion. Throughout the fabrics there is a common use of playful juxtaposition such as buildings combined with seafood.

    These pieces hover on the commercial fashion boundary, while connecting to the viewer on an emotional level, like a piece of art.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Illustration, University of Brighton, Brighton, 2005
  • Experience

  • Freelance painter and illustrator (Clients include: Delayed Gratification Magazine), London/Brighton, 2010–12
  • Exhibitions

  • Bird Paintings, Topshop Oxford St, London, 2008; See, Fishing Gallery, Brighton, 2011; Brighton festival, Brighton Media Centre, Brighton, 2010; Japanese Poetry Festival, Bankside Gallery, London,, 2006
  • Awards

  • Highly Recommended, The John Norris Wood Natural Form Drawing Prize, 2012; First Prize, Tom Bendhem Prize, 2012; RCA Winner, Box Display Competition, Bicester Village Prize, 2012
  • Publications

  • RCA Art Work in Progress – Textiles 2013, Joyce Thornton, Blog, Art Threads, 2013; RCA Christmas Fete, Meribeth Parker, ELLE Decoration, 2012; A/W 13/14 RCA x WGSN, WGSN Materials team, WGSN, 2012; New species of wildlife, Marcus Web, Delayed Gratification, 2011