Friday 10 May 2019

SEW : Together – The Legacy of Marion Stewart

From the Curator of Museum Services at the University of Dundee :

Sew: Together – The Legacy of Marion Stewart
Lamb Gallery, Tower Building, University of Dundee

This exhibition presents a tribute to textile artist and designer Marion Stewart (née Gracie, 1931-2017), who worked for many years at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, where she taught embroidery and stitched textile design to generations of students. 

Marion had a formidable work ethic and always pushed her students to achieve at the highest levels. She was also renowned for her quick wit and sense of humour. Above all, she was an inspirational teacher and an important role model for professional married women. She encouraged the formation of the influential textile group Embryo in 1980, and many of her students have gone on to forge successful careers in art, design and education. 

The exhibition features work by Marion and by many of the students who were inspired by her. It has been curated by Frances Justice and Sheila Mortlock in association with the University of Dundee Museum Services. Grateful thanks are due to Graham Stewart and many of Marion’s former colleagues and students.

The exhibition will run from 11th May until 20th July and will be open Monday to Friday (9.30am-7pm) and Saturday (1pm-5pm).   Admission is free.