Last chance this week to see Kaffe Fassett exhibition at Aberdeen Art Gallery

23 September 2014

Aberdeen Art Gallery is gearing up for a busy final week of showing its summer exhibition Kaffe Fasset 50 Years in Colour which finishes on Saturday 25 September.

This first major exhibition in Scotland to celebrate the work of world renowned knitwear and textile designer Kaffe Fassett attracted 44,000 visitors to the Gallery in its first ten weeks - 14,000 more visitors than for the same period last year.

Selected specially for Aberdeen, Kaffe Fassett 50 Years in Colour showcases pieces from a remarkable career which spans over five decades.

Kaffe began his career as a painter in his native California, coming to Britain in the 1960s. He discovered the joys of knitting while on a trip to the woollen mills in Inverness with fashion designer Bill Gibb.

Kaffe went on to create unique and imaginative designs for Gibb's early collections and fashion house Missoni. His passion for colour and pattern subsequently led him to design across a wide range of media including knitting, quilting needlework, rug-making, mosaic as well as painting and textile design - all of which feature in the exhibition.

The exhibition and this programme of events have been supported by Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd.

Steve Regulski of Nexen (HSE Legislative Compliance and Social Responsibility Manager) said

'Nexen are delighted that we have been part of bringing the Kaffe Fassett exhibition to Aberdeen, and that it has been such a success. It is important that Aberdeen is able to attract such high profile artists to the city, so we can continue to grow to role of art in the city'.

Christine Rew, Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums Manager, Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums, said:

'We are very pleased with the popular success of 'Kaffe Fassett 50 Years in Colour' Specially selected for Aberdeen this exhibition has brought both an explosion of colour and many new visitors to the Art Galley this summer. We are extremely grateful to the Kaffe Fassett Studio for their collaboration and to Nexen Petroleum UK Ltd for supporting both the exhibition and events programme'.