Shoes: The Agony and the Ecstasy, 2007
Cartwright Hall Art Gallery
From winklepickers to wellies, kitten heels to killer heels, our obsession with shoes is explored in a new exhibition at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery. Celebrating footwear from Roman times to the present day and includes shoes by designers such as Manolo Blahnik, Beatrix Ong and Jimmy Choo, showcasing work by young designers Gil Carvalho and Ellen Sampson. The exhibition delves into our fixation with shoes, asking why we follow fashion and displaying contemporary artworks inspired by footwear. Loans from the collections of the V&A and Northampton Museum and Art Gallery can be seen alongside those of Tyne & Wear Museums.
A Tyne and Wear Museums touring exhibition.