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18 Sep 2021 - 25 Mar 2022
Bankfield Museum

Belonging: Fashion and a Sense of Place

Price: Free

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Exploring the influence of the West Riding of Yorkshire on contemporary fashion, this exhibition brings together works from a range of fashion designers and creatives who have been inspired by the many elements that make the area unique.

Drawing on themes such as landscape, community spirit, wit and humour and the enduring influence of the textile industry, this multi-disciplinary showcase celebrates the distinctive character of the place and the creative people connected to it.

A curatorial collaboration between Leeds Arts University and Bankfield Museum has enabled an exciting opportunity to utilise the extensive fashion archive at the museum, positioning historical items alongside modern garments and fashion media.

Featuring works by:

  • Alexander McQueen
  • Burberry
  • Red or Dead
  • Edward Crutchley
  • Cunnington and Sanderson
  • Niall Cottrell
  • Kate Brittain
  • Neesha Tulsi Champaneria
  • Sadie Clayton
  • Rav Matharu
  • Mary Benson
  • Vivek Vadoliya
  • John Bulmer
  • Martin Parr
  • and many more.

The exhibition is curated by Janie Tweddle, Nicola Knight (Leeds Arts University) & Elinor Camille-Wood (Bankfield Museum).

Please note that Bankfield Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am – 4pm and closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Accessibility Information:

  • Disabled parking is to the rear of building with access via a ramp.
  • All of the Ground Floor is wheelchair accessible (main areas and galleries of museum).
  • Toilets, disabled toilet and baby change are all on ground floor.
  • Large print labels are available for exhibitions. and Handling Boxes are available for visually impaired visitors .
  • Please contact us to discuss any requirements, our staff will be glad to help you.

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