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Lancaster exhibition features costume design

Katie Duxbury's creations are on display at King Street Studios in Lancaster.
Katie Duxbury's creations are on display at King Street Studios in Lancaster.

King Street Studios latest exhibition Surface and Form is an exhibition of costume design and abstract paintings.

The costume designs in the exhibition are by Katie Duxbury, who is currently working at the Dukes helping to make the costumes for The Three Musketeers Williamson Park performance.

Katie, who has a degree in theatre design, has worked in theatrical wardrobe departments across the country, undertaking such tasks as pattern making and costume construction, dressing, and costume maintenance.

But where she really thrives is in dreaming up and fulfilling her own designs.

She aspires to celebrate the joy and beauty of costume, using colour and texture to develop each item of clothing as a unique work of art.

Katie is based in Lancaster, where the beautiful surrounding areas such as the Lake District, Morecambe Bay and the Lune Valley constantly inspire her.

Painter and printmaker David Stanley has done the abstract paintings on display and for more than 40 years his art has been inspired by other artists, galleries, books, travel, fishing and the natural environment.

He now devotes his time to making paintings.

The exhibition runs at the King Street studios until June 30. For more information, visit www.kingstreetstudios.art.