Limited Edition knitwear sweater
Handmade in Scotland
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About the product
This knitwear sweater has been made in collaboration with artist Nicolas Party and designer April Crichton, exclusive to House of Voltaire.
The sweaters are crafted from the finest Scottish lambswool, created by a knitwear specialist based in Scotland who works from a traditional bothy studio. Each garment has been handmade by a small team of skilled local hand-knitters. Nicolas Party’s tree motifs have been created in a traditional hand intarsia technique ensuring the clarity of the graphics. Hand stitching creates an added depth of colour. The sweater has a feminine 1940s shape inspired by handknits traditionally worn cropped and close to the body, detailed with classic ribbing, moss stitching and a cotton tape bow that ties at the nape of the neck.
About the artist and designer
April Crichton is a designer based in Glasgow.
Artist Nicolas Party begins with objects that are familiar to us in our daily lives and reworks them in a way that heightens or exaggerates their presence. Coffee pots, cups, cutlery, geometric shapes, plants and portraits – both human and animal – often appear in his work, which includes painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking and curatorial projects. Party’s background as a graffiti artist gives his art both a particular sense of modern design culture and an ability to effortlessly manipulate scale and context. Party (born 1980, Switzerland, Lives in Brussels) is represented by The Modern Institute, Glasgow, Gregor Staiger, Zurich and Kaufman Repetto, Milan. Party participated in the New Work Scotland Programme residency at Studio Voltaire in 2011.
Studio Voltaire has been supporting artists for over twenty years, through our renowned programme of exhibitions, performances, events and education projects as well as providing affordable studios.
We have gained a reputation for championing both emerging and underrepresented artistic practices, often at key stage in the artist’s career. These have included Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Phyllida Barlow, Ruth Ewan, Elizabeth Price, Jo Spence, Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan, Richard Slee and Cathy Wilkes.
The gallery also provides an important UK platform for international artists, often providing them their first-ever presentation in the UK. These have included Nairy Baghramian, Thea Djordjadze, Nicole Eisenman, Judith Hopf, Paulina Olowska and Henrik Olesen.