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Thursday, 10 November 2011

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Costume Exhibition

16 November / 6pm
Whittaker Library

Free Event: All welcome and refreshments will be provided.

Graham Hunter launches the Whittaker Library Costume Exhibition which will highlight students’ work.

Graham Hunter started work as a Stage Manager working in various Scottish theatres. He then moved into set and costume design, then into art direction for television. He graduated from the then RSAMD in 1980.

He is an expert on the history of costume and has a large collection of male fashion from 1740-1940. It covers everything from headwear, coats, jackets, trousers, shoes and all related accessories. Latterly, he has moved into costume design and has designed a number of period productions.

Recent productions he has designed include, "Van Gogh", "A History of Scotland" and "The French Revolution" for BBC. He has also worked on feature films "Cloud Atlas", "The Awakening" and "Albert Nobbs”. Future projects include research and preparation for "The Last Days of Pompeii".

He will give an illustrated talk on costume and the design process, with an opportunity for audience questions. He will relate the process to real historical clothes, and the differing needs of designing for theatrical and TV presentation.
For further information, please contact Alan Jones or Hannah Saks on in the Library.

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