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'Flux' St James's Buildings
2013, acrylic on canvas on board
350 x 140 cm

Commissioned by the building's owner, Bruntwood Estates, for the entrance to St James's Buildings, Oxford Street, Manchester to celebrate 100 years of the building's existence and its occupation by the Calico Printers Association from 1912-1972. Motifs are based on textile designs created by the CPA at St James's Buildings between 1920 and 1959 and now archived at the V&A national textile collection in London. The painting also refeences aspects of the building's important period architecture. Painted on 3 panels, 'Flux' follows a timeline from left to right of the development of textile designs from the early 20s through the 2nd World War and into the late 50s.0
©2004 Tom McElderry