Gabriella Falk - artist

Stack1: The Glass of Fashion

textile installation (2009) for Royal Albert Memorial Museum Exeter
175x75x50cm

 

In 2008 Gabriella was commissioned by The Royal Albert Memorial Museum Exeter through the New Expressions project to work with the ethnography department on a project to explore aspects of Identity and Status through investigation of the museum’s collection, in store for the 3 year duration of the rebuilding of the museum.

The resulting artwork is based on Gabriella’s study of the methods of storage and accessioning used in the department, study of the Sheila Unwin collection of African Beadwork and as a result of these investigations deciding to work with people who identify themselves through their clothing as being on the margins of today’s society.

Stack1: The Glass of Fashion will be shown in “Token Values” Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracy. July/August 2009, will travel to Devon Schools as part of RAMM’s “Small World” outreach project and will be on display at RAMM once the museum re-opens.