Exhibition

Fashion and Freedom

11 Feb 2017 – 8 Apr 2017

Event times

Tuesday - Saturday 10am-5pm

Cost of entry

Free Admission

The Gallery at the Civic

Barnsley, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • All buses terminate at Barnsley Interchange. Leave by the main entrance and head up Regent Street South, The Civic is on your left after approximately 200 yards.
  • Trains run frequently to Barnsley Interchange from Huddersfield, Leeds and Sheffield. Leave by the main entrance and head up Regent Street South, The Civic is on your left after approximately 200 yards.

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The Gallery presents Fashion & Freedom, an exhibition which sees some of today's leading female fashion designers explore the impact the First World War had on the changing role of women and fashion.

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The Gallery presents Fashion & Freedom, an exhibition which sees some of today's leading female fashion designers explore the impact the First World War had on the changing role of women and fashion. Co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK's arts programme for the First World War centenary and Manchester Art Gallery, with support from the British Fashion Council, the exhibition will include contemporary pieces by Vivienne Westwood, Roksanda, Holly Fulton, Emilia Wickstead, J JS Lee and Sadie Williams.

Also featured is a collection of new works created by students from five fashion colleges on the theme of "Restriction & Release" and a series of specially commissioned original short films which complement the garments on display.

“Fashion is often dismissed as a frivolous thing, but in reality it is interwoven into our social and political history. This is why it is so crucial to tell this story at this important moment and demonstrate the powerful and vital role fashion continues to play.” Caroline Rush CBE, British Fashion Council

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Curators

Jason White

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