Tony Brotheridge (b. 1956 in Birmingham, UK) lives and works between Glasgow and Newcastle, UK.
Interested in the relationship between two-dimensional design for three dimensional garment construction, Brotheridge works collaboratively with artist Ruth Switalski in the creation of Installation and Sculptural works that explore the potential of fashion design in a gallery context.
Brotheridge was appointed Subject Leader in Fashion at The School of Design, Glasgow School of Art in September 2015, where he currently works with Undergraduate and Post Graduate students. As a professional Menswear designer he has extensive pattern cutting experience, working with designers such as Geves and Hawkes, Saville Row; Hussein Chalayan; Richard Nicoll and McQ for Alexander McQueen, to name but a few.
Previous teaching appointments include Senior Lecturer in Fashion at Northumbria University from 2009 – 2015 and Lecturer at Kingston University 2006-2009. Solo shows include: Sub Plot, 1 Royal Terrace, Glasgow, UK (2016)
Ruth Switalski and Anthony Brotheridge
Brotheridge and Switalski present a new body of work exploring their enduring fascination with the classical, responding to the plaster cast collection at Glasgow School of Art and connecting it with the casts in the Hunterian Collection’s Anatomy Museum at Glasgow University.
The artists bring these historic collections into a contemporary framework, assessing our continual obsession with classical antiquity while questioning its binary gender stereotypes and stylised body aesthetics.
With thanks to Clockwise at Savoy Tower.
Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Fri, 12 noon-4pm
Thu, 12 noon-8pm
Sat – Sun, 11am-5pm