The Wonderland project is
funded by University of Sheffield, Arts Council England, Arts Council
Northern Ireland, Arts and Business Yorkshire, Engineering and Physical
Sciences Research Council, Tu at Sainsbury’s, Sheffield City Council
and Sheffield University Enterprises Limited.
“Arts & Business is delighted to support this project, which exemplifies the power of art to communicate complex ideas and to engage the public with scientific and environmental issues at a very high level. Tu at Sainsbury's partnership with "Wonderland" is a powerful and innovative way to position themselves within this current debate." Vanessa Gibson, Arts and Business
Applied Information Group (AIG)
AIG specialises in developing and managing communications and identity programmes,
and in creating and supporting information architecture both in the
physical environment and with interactive media. Creative director Professor
Malcolm Garrett RDI has worked with Helen Storey for almost a decade
on the development of interactive projects and communications, from art
installations to the Helen Storey Foundation website. “The unique
contribution made by the Helen Storey Foundation to new creative thinking
is something to be treasured,” Malcolm comments. “We are
particularly delighted to be involved with Wonderland which demonstrates
what can be achieved when boundaries are torn down and different worlds
Arts and Business
Arts & Business Yorkshire is an independent company affiliated to
Arts & Business which aspires to be the world's most successful and
widespread creative network. We help business people support the
arts and the arts inspire business people, because good business and
great art together create a richer society.
DED Associates (Designers for Wonderland events tour and graphics)
It is rare in the commercial world to be given the opportunity to contribute
to a project which truly reflects the marriage of art and economics.
Here at DED Associates that opportunity came in the form of Wonderland
and, being conceived in our home town of Sheffield, bears even more resonance
for us. We continue to relish the challenges that Wonderland presents
and welcome the chance to collaborate towards this multifaceted and worthwhile
enterprise. Vist www.dedass.com
Interface/ University of Ulster
With the knowledge, technical expertise and leading edge resources
available in Interface: Research in Art, Technologies and Design, School of
Art and Design, University of Ulster, all the fabrics for Wonderland couture
dresses were develop in Belfast. Aiming to form innovative partnerships with
science, fashion and industry, Interface has galvanised creativity to make
a contribution towards a sustainable and well designed environment.
These beautiful, laser-cut and bonded, stitched and printed, texturised
and embellished materials have the potential for many other future applications
in the fields of science, textiles and health.
The project has received funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland,
Higher Education Innovation Fund, and Interface, University of Ulster.
It will be on show at Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, from 07 October
to 09 November 2008.
For further information please contact: Trish Belford, Senior Research
Fellow, Fabric Forward, Interface, School of Art and Design, University
of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland; Email firstname.lastname@example.org,
Tel: +44(0)28 90 267 323
London College of Fashion
London College of Fashion is delighted to support Wonderland, a project
which embodies the college's own core principals of sustainable and ethical
fashion. As a global leader in fashion education, LCF believes
that it is vital to prepare its students, the fashion industry of tomorrow,
for the challenges that issues of sustainability presents. LCF
is currently running a highly successful awareness raising campaign
"Green is the New Black" and is in the process of setting
up a Centre for Sustainable Fashion, an internationally recognised
and globally connected catalyst for change, fully integrated with industry
to create better lives through a sustainable fashion economy:
Tu at Sainsbury's is always looking for greener alternatives, which is
why we sell organic and Fairtrade Cotton clothing. Partnering with Wonderland
will inspire new thinking and help encourage customers to lead a more
sustainable, cleaner, less wasteful lifestyle.
Sheffield City Council
"Sheffield is delighted to be instrumental in creating Wonderland and
hosting the exhibition in 2008. This fantastic exhibition will be the first
of its kind, interlinking technology, chemistry, art and fashion in an environmental
challenge. The result will be a breathtaking exhibition of intellectual significance. "
- Councillor Tim Rippon, Sheffield City Council
"SHOWstudio has a longstanding commitment to creating experimental, collaborative
projects using motion, interactivity, sound and live media to invigorate fashion
image-making with new aesthetic and intellectual possibilities. Our collaboration
with the Wonderland project comprises a range of outcomes on SHOWstudio.com,
from live webcasts of fashion-design-in-motion and a real-time dissolution
of a dress, to mobile phone diaries documenting research findings, video interviews
with the designers and scientists and a live broadcast of the fashion shoot
where the resultant collection is photographed.
We are thrilled to be involved in Wonderland, which draws on a number
of different fields, including science, fashion design and art, to investigate
a universal problem: how to find an inspiring solution to the product
of mass consumption."
- Penny Martin, Editor in Chief
SUEL Sheffield University Enterprise Limited
SUEL is delighted to see the results of the unique collaboration between
the University's polymer scientists and the Helen Storey Foundation. We
look forward to an ongoing synergistic relationship between the University's
scientists and the design capabilities of the Helen Storey Foundation.
University of Sheffield
The University of Sheffield is delighted to be supporting such a unique
and exciting initiative, which not only brings art and science together,
but also provides real solutions to global environmental issues.
Professor Tony Ryan is world-renowned for his work on polymers and nanotechnology.
He is hugely dedicated to engaging the public in science and in particular
chemistry. His dynamic collaboration with Helen Storey will collide the
worlds of fashion and chemistry and will open up the public¹s eyes
to the endless possibilities of science.
Wonderland was created in Sheffield and it is therefore apt that it will
return to the heart of the city next year. We are all really looking
forward to seeing the exhibition come to life and wish it international
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Sheffield, The University of Ulster/Interface
photo - Alex Maguire
photo - Alex Maguire