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Click on any box to uncover creative responses to the archive from students, members of the public and project participants.

Life on the Outskirts Exhibition: Contemporary Practice inspired by the Helen Storey Foundation Archive

Open 11th October – 24th October (Weekdays 9am – 4pm) Opening Discussion – Thursday…

‘Warrior Woman’ and Helen Storey: ‘Dress For Our Time’ at the UN, 2016 (Photo by David Betteridge; modelled by Louise)

A close-up of Leeds LOTO

  These images highlight the wonderful works of creative practitioners in the Life on…

Photography by Jules Lister, 2018.

Life on the Outskirts exhibition closing event, Leeds

The Life on the Outskirts exhibition closed in Leeds on Friday 20th July, with…

Photo Credits - Fiona Blair, University of Leeds

Life on the Outskirts exhibition, University of Leeds

  A glimpse of the Life on the Outskirts exhibition in situ at the…

Plastic A La Mode S.O.S – In Progress

Plastic A La Mode by Warren Reilly, BA (Hons) Textiles in Practice (MMU), displays a conceptual response to the…

Georgia Hardman, You are Idolised

Print. Original acrylic on canvas    Within today’s ever evolving society, archiving has advanced…

Mary Wells, Untitled

I was immediately attracted to the elegance of Helen Storey’s work and her ability…

Georgia Taylor Aguilar, Environmentally Sustainable Curation

Utilising fashion and science, Helen Storey’s work addresses climate change, the environment and global…

‘Dress For Our Time’ at St Pancras International, 26th November 2015 (Photo by Gretel Ensignia and courtesy of St Pancras International)

Susan Wright, A Cabinet of Curiosities?

Cabinet with various objects displayed with numbered labels. (2018) Wooden cabinet, plaster, rubber, mirror…

Faye Hamblett-Jones, The Unspoken Language: Helen Storey’s use of Fashion as Social and Environmental Communication

  Haute couture’s potential as a vehicle for meaning has previously remained overshadowed by…

Dress For Our Time’ in the woods, 2015 (Photo by Helen Storey; modelled by Louise)

Exhibition in School Project Space brings together work by emerging creative practitioners inspired by the Helen Storey Foundation archive

A new exhibition at the School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural…

‘Dress For Our Time’ under the arches at St Pancras International, 2015 (Photo by Helen Storey; modelled by Louise)

Katherine Brown, A Small Yet Significant Difference

“Act, like we have just enough time. Live, like it runs out today.” –…

Katherine Brown, 2nd Year, BA (Hons) Textile Design, University of Leeds

Warren Reilly, Plastic A La Mode – S.O.S.

“Helen Storey and Life on the Outskirts have given me the chance to question…

Helen Brayshaw, Dislocation

‘ … I lost a glove and while the other hung on to me…

Natalie Goodall, Delicacy

Life on the Outskirts has made me question the boundaries of creating something with…

Natalie Goodall, 2nd Year, BA (Hons) Textiles in Practice (MMU)

Unpicking the Archive

When I was given the opportunity to participate in the Helen Storey Foundation’s ‘Life…

Helen Brayshaw, 2nd Year, MA Fine Art, University of Leeds

A change of perspective

Taking part in Life On The Outskirts has completely changed the way in which…

Warren Reilly, 2nd Year, BA (Hons) Textiles in Practice (MMU)

Personal Process and the role of the Archive

Understanding my process and its relation to the archive Life on the Outskirts has…

Leave No Trace

As jeweller, I explore the narratives created by absent bodies in dress, shedding light…

A small yet significant difference

I was so incredibly inspired by Helen’s transition from high level fashion to more…

Katherine Brown, 2nd Year, BA (Hons) Textile Design, University of Leeds

Life on the Outskirts Symposium, February 2018

One of the aims of the Life on the Outskirts project is to highlight…

Writing a Postcard

What fascinated me the most among the pieces in the Helen Storey Foundation’s archive…

Ongoing work, Mary Wells, BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Leeds

 Sketch book inspired by the Life on the Outskirts (Leeds) workshop 7th February 2018

Mary Wells, BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Leeds

Work in Progress – Inspired by the HSF archive

I have been thinking about how [the Helen Storey] archive could be represented. My…

Susan Wright, Leeds

Mary Wells, BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Leeds

5th December 2017

Mary Wells, BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Leeds

Susan Wright, Leeds

  28th November 2017

Susan Wright, Leeds

Matilda Eckersley, 3rd Year, BA (Hons) Fine Art

Primitive Streak is the aspect of the [HSF] archive that I have decided to focus…

Matilda Eckersley, 3rd Year, BA (Hons) Fine Art (UoL)

Hattie Thomas, 2nd Year, BA (Hons) Fine Art (MMU)

Hattie Thomas, 2nd Year, BA (Hons) Fine Art (MMU)

A reflection on LOTO in Manchester

Today I had the pleasure of taking part in the Helen Storey Foundation project, ‘Life on…

Georgia Hardman, 2nd Year, BA (Hons) Textiles in Practice (MMU)

Helen Storey Story Board, Warren Reilly, 2nd Year, BA (Hons) Textiles in Practice

  “Helen Storey and “Life on the Outskirts” has given me the chance to…

Warren Reilly, 2nd Year, BA (Hons) Textiles in Practice (MMU)

Natalie Goodall, 2nd Year, BA (Hons) Textiles in Practice (MMU)

Natalie Goodall, 2nd Year, BA (Hons) Textiles in Practice (MMU)

Amanda Shropshire, 2nd Year, BA (Hons) Textiles in Practice (MMU)

Amanda Shropshire, 2nd Year, BA (Hons) Textiles in Practice (MMU)

Lizzie Rees Gara, 3rd Year, BA (Hons) Graphic Design (MMU)

Lizzie Rees Gara, 3rd Year, BA (Hons) Graphic Design (MMU)

Claire Batt, 3rd Year, BA (Hons) 3D Design (MMU)

Flesh, Faye Hamblett-Jones, 2nd Year, BA (Hons) Fine Art and Art History

  “I was inspired by Helen’s use of clothing as a Trojan horse for…

Flesh, Faye Hamblett-Jones, 2nd Year, BA (Hons) Fine Art and Art History

LOTO goes to Manchester

The ‘Life on the Outskirts’ project involves students from Manchester Metropolitan University, the University…

Detail of ‘Herself’, by Helen Storey and Tony Ryan, from Catalytic Clothing, 2010 (Photo by Ezzidin Alwan for HSF & Kingston University, 2015)