The much anticipated launch of Lisa Gallacher‘s bespoke garment collection ‘TRDM:Dumfries. PLUS The World Premiere of Suzanne Parry John’s song-cycle ‘Tidemarks’
Lisa Gallacher has been working for 4 months with a group of 10 voluntees from the community of Dumfries – members of the group range in age from 15 to 86 years old. The work started with conversations about each persons individual relationship to the town and this then grew into an idea for a 10 bespoke garments. Lisa has designed and printed the fabrics, then designed and made all of the work herself. At tonight‘s event she will give an illustrated talk about the project and her group will be in attendance wearing the garments they have created together.
Suzanne Parry John is a young contemporary composer based in Edinburgh. Commissioned by The Stove to produce an original piece of music for Inbetween:Dumfries, Suzy turned to the River Nith as a starting point and happened upon the poems of Hugh McMillan. She made contact with the poet and the pair have worked together on this original song-cycle inspired by the Nith and called Tidemarks.
Lisa Gallacher is an artist from Dumfries who has worked all over the UK and Europe since graduating from Glasgow School of Art with an MFA in 2003. Since April Lisa has been working on a project called TDRM:Dumfries which has involved detailed research and making articles of bespoke clothing for 10 local folk.
This has been a truly ambitious undertaking with Lisa first designing and printing her own fabrics before turning them into new garments. This was the scene at the artist’s temporary studio in The Stove in the centre of Dumfries today:
We’d urge anyone with an interest in the arts and seeing an artist working at the top of their game to come along to the public event marking the project. NB: The garments will not be on show like this again…this is a once only opportunity.
COME TO GREYFRIARS CHURCH, DUMFRIES….7pm on Wednesday the 7th November…..FREE (and a glass of wine to boot)
Dumfries and Galloway Standard has had its reporters oot and aboot:
“It wouldn’t be the first town you would think of if you were asked to name a fashion hot-spot of the world.
But thanks to visual artist Lisa Gallacher, a collection of bespoke pieces created and inspired by Doonhamers, and their town, will be exhibited here next month.”
TRDM: Dumfries is one of eight creative projects specially commissioned by artists’ collective The Stove for their exhibition InBetween:Dumfries. The project will culminate in a collection of “Dumfries Inspired” made-to-measure garments being shown at The Stove’s base on the town’s High Street throughout the beginning of November. The Dumfries born, internationally acclaimed artist has collaborated with ten local residents of all walks of life, to create an item of clothing, representing what the town means to them.