Jessica Ogden: Still

“The Jamaican designer-artist Jessica Ogden has been an influential fashion, textiles and home-wares designer since 1993. The exhibition, Jessica Ogden: Still, relates this through her archive of designs, the collection of contextual reference and familial material. The decision to hold the show in a vacant retail shop reflects an aspect of her design philosophy of re-use and repurposing of pre-used textiles, of garments and material fragments as contemporary cultural statements. The curatorial technique used to extrapolate the meaning of all this to visitors and Jessica1 herself, was conversation, that has proved to be about an interchange of time, history and the personal.”


Carol Tulloch, from the introduction to the catalogue, designed by Syd Shelton.