Textile Design lecturer launches major collaborative arts project

13 November 2019

Laura Slater, textile designer and part-time lecturer on BA (Hons) Textile Design has collaborated with visual artist Mawuena Kattah to create a body of work encompassing design and visual art applications.

Both practitioners identified the potential for reframing and elevating each of their practices by working together to challenge the nuances between artist and designer and most significantly to manifest inclusive representation of learning disabled practitioners in the design sector.

Image: Artist Mawuena Kattah with Laura Slater. Photography by Joanne Crawford. 

The culmination of this research and development are a series of large-scale collaborative printed textile and paper works giving voice to new and inclusive perspectives, whilst forming a united design power house of image, print, pattern and colour.

The collaborative body of work will be shown in an exhibition at Colours May Vary from 16 - 31 November 2019. Slater and Kattah will also launch their new collaborative product range ‘Eye Eye’.

Image: Work by Laura Slater and Mawuena Kattah. Photography by Joanne Crawford. 

The research and subsequent outcomes have been supported by Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts with partnering organisations, The Whitworth,
The Hepworth Wakefield, Design Manchester, Colours May Vary and Intoart. An exhibition and series of events will accompany the project. Find out more here.