A ‘By The Cut of Their Cloth’ face in a new role!
We are delighted to announce that our 'By The Cut of Their Cloth' partner Warren Reilly is joining The Mixed Museum as our Associate Creative Director.
Building on 'By The Cut of Their Cloth'
As regular visitors to The Mixed Museum will know, we recently partnered with artist Warren Reilly who secured the funding for our 'By The Cut of Their Cloth' (BTCOTC) exhibition, which he co-curated. Our largest exhibition to date, BTCOTC takes at look at Brent’s multiracial history through the lens of fashion and art.
Building on the success of BTCOTC, we are thrilled that Warren will continue to work with the Museum as our Associate Creative Director. Warren will be helping us steer the creative direction of our forthcoming exhibitions and advise on the look and branding of the Museum as we move into our next phase of development.
About Warren Reilly
An artist and designer from Church End in the London Borough of Brent, Warren has a Bachelor's degree in Textiles in Practice from Manchester School of Art. In his work, Warren looks at the world of applied art through fashion and textiles, using these mediums to examine social design as a means of protest and identity exploration. His 2018 disseration 'Pageboys to Protégés' informed the framework for the development of the Fashioning our History project, part of Brent 2020: London Borough of Culture.
Warren was awarded the Being Brent Heritage Wellbeing Fund in the summer of 2021 to develop the BTCOTC Project with The Mixed Museum, in which ‘The Boy From Brent’ also explored his family heritage. In October 2022 Warren's work on BTCOTC saw him reach the Best Director finals at The Creative Industry Awards. He has also contributed to A Queer Georgian Social Season, established by Les Bougies Baroques and Burgh House in Hampstead. Warren is currently the recipient of the Artist's Studio Company's two year studio residency in Alperton, supported by Brent Council.
I never believed in my wildest dreams that I would be able to connect with an institution that reflects my own identity and visions as much as The Mixed Museum does. The support I have received has been overwhelming and I am so proud of all the achievements of By The Cut of Their Cloth. It is with great pleasure that I accept the title of Associate Creative Director and I look forward to continuing to strengthen my ties to the Museum and working on future projects that continue to champion the study of art, fashion and photography and shine a light on untold stories reflecting mixed race and multicultural narratives, some of which have resulted in my very existence!
Learn more about Warren’s work by following his Instagram and Twitter pages or visiting his websites.