Art Commissions > St James's Commission work in progress, Rose House Studio, Garrigill
St James's Commission work in progress, Rose House Studio, Garrigill
2013, acrylic on canvas on board
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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 references aspects of the building's important period architecture including the 1912 safe desposit boxes in the basement. Each painted on 3 panels they explore aspects of some of the CPA designs, especially from the inter-war period reflecting the high society culture of that period.0
©2004 Tom McElderry