Kate Farley – a freelance designer and member of the Interiors & Lifestyle Futures community – has her work included in a forthcoming exhibition at the Bilston Craft Gallery. In contrast to Kate’s large scale public arts commissions, this collection focuses on the home and the personal.
At a time of great awareness of home-grown produce and home-cooked food Kate has launched a brand new celebratory screen-printed design collection inspired by kitchen gardens and allotments of Britain.
Her surface designs are applied to both textiles and paper products, including bags, tea towels and notebooks, all hand-made, and will be first shown to the public as part of the ‘Kitchen Garden’ exhibition at Bilston Craft Gallery, the West Midlands, 18 February – 28 April 2012.
|Surface design by Kate Farley|
“Following in the foot-steps of mid-century designers such as Bawden and Ravilious, I have combined art, design and craft skills to create this unique collection of products featuring surface designs inspired by kitchen gardens, allotments and home-grown / cooked food,” Kate explained.
The title design feels like a contemporary classic already, mixing garden and culinary tools as a journey from ‘Plot to Plate’. Other designs in the range feature planting plans and patterns evocative of the vegetable patch. This body of work has stemmed from a series of prints and drawings of the same subject made over the last few years featuring both private sites and National Trust estate gardens.
|Kate's hand made notebooks|
Kate carries out public art commissions, an extensive range of freelance design work and lectures at Birmingham City University.
Kitchen Garden exhibition: Bilston Craft Gallery