New Brewery Arts is celebrating 20 years of Tatty Devine this summer

Colourful British jewellery brand, Tatty Devine, is at New Brewery Arts in Cirencester this summer for an exhibition documenting its 20-year history – and why it’s still culturally relevant today.

Famous for its bright colours, bold shapes and brave personality, Tatty Devine has become one of Britain’s most distinctive jewellery brands.

And for its free summer exhibition, Cirencester’s New Brewery Arts is celebrating its colourful 20-year history in Misshapes: The Making of Tatty Devine.

From its humble beginnings in the mid-1990’s, founders Rosie Wolfenden and Harriet Vine have grown Tatty Devine into a hugely successful and recognisable British brand, while retaining its hand-made, DIY ethos – with the exhibition exploring the creativity; collaboration; manufacturing and entrepreneurship of the brand, as well as why Tatty Devine remains culturally relevant today.

There will be craft workshops where jewellery fans can have a go at making their very own bunting necklaces in the distinctive Tatty Devine style. Collectors will also have the chance to buy items from the Tatty Devine one-off 20th anniversary collection, featuring classic designs like lightning bolts and price tags.

Despite being a rural art gallery, New Brewery Arts is excited to be hosting such an unconventional exhibition.

On its blog, New Brewery Arts said: ‘We love the range, vibrancy and personality of Tatty Devine’s work. We love how they upturned and revolutionised an industry with pioneering techniques and an anarchic style; and how everything they produce is made by hand so that it is completely, authentically them. Tatty Devine have values and a voice. They have a lot of opinions and they aren’t shy about sharing them; they care about diversity, equality and empowerment. It’s this activism and passion that keeps Tatty Devine culturally relevant and growing in popularity.

‘On the surface it is an unlikely collaboration, Tatty Devine embody urban and contemporary, New Brewery Arts are rural and less ‘avant-garde’, and that’s what excited us and made us want to host the exhibition.’

Admission to New Brewery Arts is free, with the exhibition available to view until Sunday 5 September 2021.

Misshapes: The Making of Tatty Devine is A Tatty Devine and Crafts Council exhibition funded by Arts Council England.

For more information, see Misshapes: The Making of Tatty Devine at New Brewery Arts, or visit newbreweryarts.org.uk.


By Chloe Gorman


© SoGlos
Friday 30 July 2021

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