Displaying designs from the archive collection and material loaned from Sheila’s family, this exhibition offers an opportunity to discover the work of a talented British textile designer who, alongside many other female designers, remained invisible during her career.
The colourful patterns created by Bownas include floral and geometric motifs alongside playful designs of children dancing and animals, capturing the optimism of the post-war era.
Sheila Bownas: A Life in Pattern will be on display in the De’Longhi Print Room at Pallant House Gallery from 21 February until 20 May 2018.
Entry to the De’Longhi Print Room is free.
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