Misshapes: The Making of Tatty Devine

12 April to 11 June

Scunthorpe Central Library, Church Square

Colour graphic for Misshapes: the Making of Tatty Devine showing a face themed necklace

This exhibition marking 20 years of Tatty Devine explores entrepreneurship, innovative British making and creativity. Jewellery, sketchbooks, photos and flyers tell their story against the background of social and cultural changes in London and the UK.

Tatty Devine founders Rosie Wolfenden and Harriet Vine set up a market stall in Spitalfields Market, London, after graduating from art school in 1999. Using found objects and materials, they challenged conventions, making and selling personality-packed jewellery with a strong DIY punk aesthetic. Their discovery of laser cut acrylic technology on a trip to New York in 2001 unleashed a whole new set of creative possibilities and ideas.

Creativity, self-expression and hand-making are at the heart of Tatty Devine. Rosie and Harriet have embraced visual storytelling and digital fabrication to create a growing body of work that continues to resonate with audiences around the world. Their work and collaborations have become markers of their times. Rosie and Harriet have worked closely with musicians, artists, designers and brands from Gilbert & George to Belle and Sebastian. In more recent years, they have used their jewellery to campaign for causes they believe in such as women’s equality.

Viewing the exhibition

Misshapes: The Making of Tatty Devine is being hosted at Scunthorpe Central, which is displaying the exhibition in the first floor library. From 17 May, opening hours will be Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm (closed 12pm to 1pm)

It is hoped that these hours will be extended as the weeks go by. Please be sure to check before visiting for current opening hours.

A Tatty Devine and Crafts Council Touring Exhibition

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