Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations

Kaffe Fassett's Colour Exhibition

Home > Southampton > Art | Exhibitions | Galleries | Historic Houses
by Tasha J (subscribe)
I'm discovering Southampton along with you!
Event: -
Works by American-born artist, Kaffe Fassett, will be displayed at the historic Mottisfont house for Fasset's Colour exhibition. Fassett's textile artworks are vibrant and colourful use a variety of mediums, including needlepoint, knitting, patchwork and others. The exhibition will be held in Mottisfont's gallery until January 14th.

kaffe fassett, art exhibition, mottisfont art exhibition, textile art
Seed Packet Quilt, Kaffe Fassett. Photo: Brandon Mably

Kaffe Fassett was born in America in 1937. At 19, he received a scholarship to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, but he didn't stay. Instead, Fassett went to London, where he eventually ended up moving to live. His work with textiles took off when he met fashion designer Bill Gibb, and Fassett is responsible for the colourful knitwear that became a trademark of Gibb's fashion label. Fasset's artworks include a range of other textiles, including quilts, tapestries, costumes, rugs, as well as others that use ceramics and painting.

kaffe fassett, art exhibition, mottisfont art exhibition, textile art

Mottisfont is a beautiful old house in Romsey. Its history with art really began when it became the home of Maud Russell in 1930s. She had many artists visit and stay at the house where they could work on their art. The house now has a permanent collection of 20th-century artworks, and frequently holds exhibitions throughout the year.

The exhibition is free with the regular Mottisfont admission price. This is £13.60 for adults, £6.80 for children, or £34 for a family. National Trust members receive free entry and parking. Mottisfont is located Romsey, about 13 miles outside of Southampton.
Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  21
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Why? Surround yourself with Kaffe Fassett's colourful works
When: Sept 16th 2017 - Jan 14 2018
Phone: 01794 340757
Where: Mottisfont Gallery, Mottisfont Ln, Romsey
Cost: Free event with Mottisfont Admission
Your Comment
Wish I could see it. I've been a fan of Kaffe's for many years.
by May Cross (score: 3|8197) 1604 days ago
Those quilts are amazing, particularly the Seed Packet quilt. Kaffe Fasset is indeed an artist.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|9626) 1603 days ago
Popular Articles