Embroidery on microfiber suede, iron on glue backing. Vegan
Edition of 50
A limited edition iron-on patch designed for a costume featured in Thieves, artist Michelle Williams Gamaker’s new film. The patches were worn by actors playing set workers. Their bright red jumpsuits with the patches are also on display as part of her exhibition at the SLG, Our Mountains Are Painted On Glass.
The embroidered patches were made by 1831 Studio, a digital embroidery studio in south London.
ABOUT MICHELLE WILLIAMS GAMAKER
Award winning moving image artist Michelle Williams Gamaker (b.1979, London) has developed Fictional Activism to interrogate 20th Century cinema, by retelling the histories of marginalised actors and by proposing critical alternatives to colonial storytelling in British and Hollywood studio films.
She is joint winner of Film London’s Jarman Award (2020) and has an extensive national and international profile, including prestigious BFI London Film Festivals (2017, 2018, 2021), Aesthetica (winner of Best Experimental Film, 2021) and Raindance (2022). Recent exhibitions include I Multiply Each Day, Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland (2021), The Whitechapel London Open 2022, Like There is Hope and I Can Dream of Another World at Hauser & Wirth and a major public commission Springfield Eternal in the atrium of Springfield Hospital for charity Hospital Rooms, opening in 2023.
Our Mountains are Painted on Glass has been co-commissioned with Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA), where it will be shown in late 2023. Williams Gamaker’s work is in the Arts Council Collection and her entire filmography has been recognised and preserved by the BFI National Film Archive. She is a Studio Artist at Gasworks, where she is also trustee. Williams Gamaker is Reader in BA Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and is currently a British Academy Wolfson Fellow. She champions emerging artists, most recently as Selector for the prestigious John Moore’s Painting Prize (2020) and Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2021.
All proceeds directly support the South London Gallery‘s programmes.