Simply Playing... dress ups

In all my gushing about the Easton Pearson exhibition at GOMA the other day, I can't believe I forgot to mention what was almost the best part.

At the end of the exhibition there is a room with a sign saying "Workshop" (or something along those lines). Walking in, I expected it would be a room set up like their workshop with displays of sketches, patterns, inspiration etc. It did have a little of this, but the main attraction was a hands-on workshop where you can make your very own Easton Pearson inspired design using cut out dolls (models), clothing templates (patterns) and close up photos of some the designs from the exhibition (fabrics). It was set around a long workbench, with display stand in the middle, designed to prop your finished doll up on.

I was there with my Dad, who is an artist. We both had a ball making our little outfits, and we weren't the only ones. Sitting alongside us were kids, teenagers, mums, other dads, grandmas and everyone in between.

If you get a chance to visit the exhibition, this is a great way to act in the inspiration first-hand.

The workshop

Wall display with all the tools required to design a masterpiece

Decisions, decisions...

My fabric selection, model and patterns

Art in action

Our final designs

On the catwalk

Simply yours,

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