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03 Feb 2022

Lubaina Himid at Tate Modern

We have been lucky enough to have worked with Tate galleries for many years to design bespoke scarves that celebrate specific exhibitions, taking inspiration from the artists' work.

Last year, we were commissioned by Tate Modern to design and create two bespoke scarves to celebrate their upcoming Lubaina Himid exhibition. We were excited to see that colourful textiles are a dominant recurring theme in Lubaina's paintings, so her colour combinations, pattern and composition were very inspiring when it came to designing the scarves. As Emma says, "we loved working from such vibrant inspiration: Lubaina’s paintings are so aligned to our ideas of how explore colour."

This wonderful show is now open to the public, and the team made a visit this week to finally see the work up close and in person.

Tate Modern introduces the audience to Lubaina Himid in the exhibition notes: "Initially trained in theatre design, Himid is known for her innovative approaches to painting and to social engagement. She has been pivotal in the UK since the 1980s for her contributions to the British Black arts movement, making space for the expression and recognition of Black experience and women’s creativity. Over the last decade, she has earned international recognition for her figurative paintings, which explore overlooked and invisible aspects of history and of contemporary everyday life. In 2017 she was awarded the Turner Prize and in 2018 she was bestowed with the honorary title of CBE for her contributions to the arts."

If you can make it to London then we would thoroughly recommend seeing this show - the large-scale paintings are so vibrant and impressive and it was fascinating to see them together, curated as a series of scenes.

The limited-edition Lubaina Himid scarves can be purchased exclusively from the Tate Shop either at the gallery or online.

Lambswool Blanket Wrap 60 x 195cm, £175
Lambswool Scarf 21 x 176cm £75

See the Lubaina Himid exhibition at Tate Modern from now until 3 July 2022