About this Event
Althea McNish is a cultural icon in the world of textiles. Join Rose Sinclair of Goldsmiths College for this special talk for Women’s History Month, as we celebrate the life and work of Althea McNish (1924-2020) of Trinidad and Tottenham. We will look at the textiles by Althea in the collections of Bruce Castle Museum and elsewhere, as well as the impact and outstanding contribution of the vast range of her work in the world of design from the 1950s onwards.
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Rose Sinclair is a Design Lecturer (Textiles) in the Dept of Design, Goldsmiths, University of London, and Programme Leader for the BA in Creativity, Design and Learning. She also teaches Textiles/Fashion and Design related practice at Postgraduate level. Rose has authored several textile books, her most recent being Textiles and Fashion, Materials, Design and Technology (2015).
Her current research focusses on black British women and their crafting practices, and aesthetics. She uses installations and crafting workshops to discuss issues of gender, race, heritage, authenticity, identity, migration and settlement.
Her workshops, installations and presentations have included venues such as The National Archives, The V&A, and Bruce Castle Museum.
Her PhD research focused on Dorcas Clubs and Societies and their use as a catalyst for black women to navigate textiles practices, and making spaces.