Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Concrete Collaborations: The Dolly

The Dolly © Concrete Collaborations, Concrete Editions, Sally Dyer, De La Warr Pavilion, avant garde dolls, artisan, handmade, national costume, Dutch national costume, clogs, bricolage,

The Dolly © Concrete Collaborations, Concrete Editions, Sally Dyer, De La Warr Pavilion, avant garde dolls, artisan, handmade, national costume, Dutch national costume, clogs, bricolage,

Resolve An intimate survey of work, Sally Dyer, Costume Designer © Concrete Editions 2013.

The Dolly

The Dolly is a collaboration that started from the idea of avant-garde artists at play. Concrete Editions challenged Sally Dyer to produce a doll that would counter the whimsical perception of the artistic value of toys and dolls. The result is a maquette in sculptural terms.

Sally studied at Maidstone School of Art and has lived and worked as a costume designer in the Netherlands for the past 30 years. She has produced a highly personal, autobiographical piece. Sally’s inspiration lies in her own eclectic collection of trimmings, textiles and ephemera. 

The result is a nuanced bricolage, a haberdashery hotchpotch and a collector’s curiosities embodied in a doll.



Thanks to the De La Warr Pavilion for the location shoot

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