A textile installation at the Manchester art gallery inspired by the motion of handwriting. The detail on the linen fabric is mud. Designer; Aboubakar Fofana

A textile installation at the Manchester art gallery inspired by the motion of handwriting. The detail on the linen fabric is mud.

A contrasting mix of traditional African patterns made up of bright colours and interesting textile prints

A contrasting mix of traditional African patterns made up of bright colours and interesting textile prints

A wedding dress designed by Vivenne Westwood 1945 with blue floral print onto silk

A wedding dress designed by Vivenne Westwood 1945 with blue floral print onto silk

Design by Calico printers association 1949. Print onto a satin finished cotton.

Design by Calico printers association Print onto a satin finished cotton.

A classic dress made from white muslin along with applied roller print comprising of purple spots and floral pattern

A classic dress made from white muslin along with applied roller print comprising of purple spots and floral pattern

A length of Fabric from a dress constructed in the 18th century. The fabric is cotton muslin and has bin roller printed, block printed and penciled.

A length of Fabric from a dress constructed in the century. The fabric is cotton muslin and has bin roller printed, block printed and penciled.

The tradtional african prints and their colours were excecuted from a tall wooden display, which when you look closely you come to realise is an over sized chair.

The tradtional african prints and their colours were excecuted from a tall wooden display, which when you look closely you come to realise is an over sized chair.

Installation by Micheal Pollard where Jerry Cans are made into surreal faces

Installation by Micheal Pollard where Jerry Cans are made into surreal faces

A book that was also accessible to read that contained more elements of the gallery.

A book that was also accessible to read that contained more elements of the gallery.

news paper articles and images based on the exhibitions

news paper articles and images based on the exhibitions

news paper articles and images based on the exhibitions

news paper articles and images based on the exhibitions

news paper articles and images based on the exhibitions

news paper articles and images based on the exhibitions

an indepth announcement as to what is available to view at each establishment

an indepth announcement as to what is available to view at each establishment

List of locations showcasing the "We face forward" exhibitions

List of locations showcasing the "We face forward" exhibitions

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