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V&A Tartan & the Power of Pattern

June 07, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Tartan is a major new exhibition organised by V&A Dundee which celebrates the global story of a unique pattern. Join Caroline Grewar, Programme Director at V&A Dundee to learn the story behind the exhibition, how it is curated, and about some of the 300 objects that feature.

Tartan has inspired creativity from every day to the sublime and the new exhibition includes examples of fashion, architecture, product design, film, performance and fine art. Loans from Chanel, Dior, Vivienne Westwood, McQueen, Tate, V&A, National Museums of Scotland, Fashion Museum Bath and the Highland Folk Museum demonstrate tartan’s complex, rich and sometimes painful history. Tartan can also inspire hugely personal connections and Dewar will select a few highlights from ‘the People’s Tartan’ – a special display featuring tartan treasures owned by the public.

The talk includes entry to Dovecot's The Power of Pattern exhibition from 5 pm before the talk is due to start at 6 pm.