Bluecoat Display Centre: Hayley Beckley

Bluecoat Display Centre: Hayley Beckley Bluecoat Display Centre: Hayley Beckley


Venue: Bluecoat Display Centre
Dates: 01/04/2017 - 30/04/2017
Times: All Day


Hayley Beckley / Saturday 1st April 2017 – Sunday 30th April 2017

Using intricately sculptured textiles, Hayley Beckley harnesses the narrative potential of wearable art to explore elation, expression and empathy; to tell a tale, encourage escapism and fan flames of the fantastical. Her undercurrent of self-questioning and emotional openness touches our need to be at one with ourselves, to find our place, to connect, to create, to feel free.

Her collection ‘Found in the Forest’ relates a personal tale of finding ones place in the world, drawing inspiration from the memories, imaginings and visual enchantment of woodland walks under ever-changing skies.

This collection of unique, structural collars, cuffs and bow ties is constructed through creative pattern drafting and precision sewing utilising Hayley’s previous experience as a costumier.

Each piece features silk and bamboo that has been digitally printed with layered photographs of tree silhouettes against beautiful skies. The intricate prints are pleated and steam formed, then combined with handcrafted recycled silver embellishments to create depth, intrigue and atmosphere.