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Sat, 09 Dec



Propaganda Textiles & Antony Gormley - Double study event!

Join OCA Tutor Priscilla Edwards in London for a bumper day out.

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Propaganda Textiles & Antony Gormley - Double study event!
Propaganda Textiles & Antony Gormley - Double study event!

Time & Location

09 Dec 2023, 11:00 – 16:30

London, 83 Bermondsey St, London SE1 3XF, UK


About the Event

The Fashion & Textile Museum & White Cube

11.00 - 4.30 Saturday 9TH Dec 2023 with tutor Priscilla Edwards

The Fabric of Democracy: Propaganda Textiles from the French Revolution to Brexit

This exhibition explores printed propaganda textiles over more than two centuries. Discover how fabric designers and manufacturers have responded to political upheaval from the French Revolution through to Brexit. The mechanization of textile industries from the mid-18th century led to the development of print techniques that could create more detailed imagery on cloth, quicker than ever before. These increasingly affordable processes ‘democratized’ textile decoration, allowing governments, regimes, and corporations to harness the power of print to communicate, from wartime slogans to revolutionary ideals.

Admission Fee £12.65 for Students and tickets may need to be purchased in advance. Find out more and book here. 

Antony Gormley: Body Politic

Antony Gormley’s new exhibition ‘Body Politic’ investigates our species’ relationship to its industrially made habitat. For Gormley, this comes at an urgent moment in time when our need for refuge is in dynamic tension with our need to roam: our fundamental migratory nature.

Across five new bodies of work, the artist sets out to test and question this flux between sanctuary and control, freedom, and discipline. He does this by calling upon languages intrinsic to sculpture – silence, stillness, materiality – allowing the viewer to become more aware of their own freedoms of movement and mind. As Gormley has recently stated: ‘Each part of this show is an attempt to assess and reflect on our present condition: us now.’

Admission Free. Find out more here.


  • 11.00 - Meet in reception area of the FTM for a short introduction / meet and greet. 
  • 11.10 – 1.30 Visit exhibition
  • 1.30 – 2.30 Lunch – We usually go for lunch at one of the cafes on Bermondsey Street, if you prefer you can bring a packed lunch or alternatively there is no café in the museum.
  • 2.30 – 4.00 – Visit exhibition at White Cube
  • 4.00 Meet in a nearby cafe for review of the study day.
  • 4.30 Finish

Getting there: 


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London Underground: London Bridge on the Northern and Jubilee Lines.

Please exit London Bridge station via the St Thomas Street exit turning left onto St Thomas Street. Proceed down to Bermondsey Street and turn right and follow the street until you reach the Museum, which is situated on the left hand side.

Mainline Rail: London Bridge

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