Manchester Art Gallery

Creative consultants summer school

Fashion & Freedom summer school for 14-19 year olds

Manchester Art Gallery
Thursday 25 August 2016, 11am–4pm


Monday 22, Tuesday 23, Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 August 11am – 4pm

This year’s summer school will take inspiration from Fashion & Freedom. Working with practicing artists you will be set a brief to create a web-based interpretive resource to be featured on the Fashion & Freedom microsite. The content for the resource is completely up for grabs and can include all art forms from film to interviews, drawing to photography.

Fashion & Freedom celebrates the role that the First World War played in liberating women. It was a time of huge social upheaval, bringing many opportunities to women, who stepped out of their domestic roles and into the world of industrial work.

Designers Vivienne Westwood, Roksanda, Holly Fulton, J JS Lee, Emilia Wickstead and Sadie Williams showcase new pieces inspired by the impact of the First World War on women’s lives and fashions. The exhibition features works by emerging talents from leading fashion colleges and specially commissioned films by SHOWStudio and by Luke Snellin.

We want you to get to know the exhibition and create a 21st century response to the impact the First World War has had on women and fashion today. Although the exhibition focuses on women’s liberation, this has had a huge impact on men too. We would love a male perspective featured within the resource so please don’t think this is just for girls!

You’ll be meeting curators, delving into the gallery art stores (where all the art that isn’t on display is kept) and visiting other creative spaces including Manchester Metropolitan University’s digital hub ‘The Shed’.

To book your place email Ruth Edson for a booking form (if you’re under 16 you’ll need to get a parent or guardian to do this for you).


Tel: 0161 235 8877