All that Remains: Thirty Years in the Making by Neil Bottle
9th October - 8th January 2022
The “All That Remains” body of work is a milestone celebrating Neil's 30 years as a textiles designer, repositioning his practice in a research context "unconfined by the constraints of my commercial fashion print work".
Neil’s fascinating textile hangings are inspired by family photographs, a sense of time passing and how we remember things – in both real and false memories. The textile prints are accompanied by personal, sentimental objects that were the starting point for many of the stories Neil is telling.
For many years his scarves, ties and cushions sold to the best stores across the world. In 1990, Neil won the New Designers Textile Prize and never looked back, his work now held in collections around the world.
Neil gradually moved into teaching and now heads up the Department of Fashion Textiles at University for the Creative Arts. This allows him freedom from the constraints of accessory production that he established his name with.
Neil's All that Remains collection will be exhibited at the Rochester Art Gallery.
The exhibition is available from Saturday 9 October until Saturday 8 January 2022.