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Body Beautiful: Diversity on the Catwalk – Opening Event and Panel Discussion


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Date: Thursday 03 February 2022
Time: 17.00 – 18.00
Location: Northwest Gallery Lecture Theatre A025 and WEBINAR via Zoom

*Limited seats – booking essential*

Chair: Professor Paul Gough, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Arts University Bournemouth
Panel: Georgina Ripley - Principal Curator, Modern & Contemporary Design, National Museums Scotland
Elena Crehan - Senior Lecturer in BA (Hons) Fashion, Arts University Bournemouth

The first exhibition of its kind in the world, Body Beautiful: Diversity on the Catwalk looks at how fashion creatives are embracing inclusivity and body positivity by exploring five key themes: size; gender; age; race and disability.

This event examines the wider impact of the fashion industry challenging perceptions and championing alternative ideals of beauty on the catwalk, in advertising, editorial and behind the camera.

The Body Beautiful: Diversity on the Catwalk exhibition is produced by National Museums Scotland.

Meet the panel

Headshot of Prof. P. Gough.

Professor Paul Gough

Prof. Paul Gough is the Principal and Vice-Chancellor of AUB. He is a painter, broadcaster and author who...

Georgina Ripley standing in a room

Georgina Ripley, National Museums Scotland

Georgina Ripley has an MA in the History of Art (specializing in the History of Dress) from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London...

Headshot of El Crehan

Elena Crehan

After graduating from Central Saint Martins with an MA in Textiles for Fashion under Professor Louise Wilson, Elena has worked...

Conrad Tracy

Conrad Tracy is a Documentary Photographer and Academic, bought up in North Staffordshire, but now living in Bournemouth, Dorset.

Image: ©Chromat

TheGallery is open to the public from Tuesday – Thursday from 10.00-16.00 and Saturdays from 09.30-14.00. When visiting please follow the COVID-19 guidelines.

Arts University Bournemouth Easter Closure runs from 14 – 18 April inclusive and all gallery spaces will be closed.

Body Beautiful: Diversity on the Catwalk - Exhibition Private View

Private view of the Body Beautiful: Diversity on the Catwalk exhibition, looking at how fashion creatives are embracing...

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