Christopher McEvoy Barton

YEAR OF AWARD: 2015
AGE AT AWARD: 21
ARTFORMS: Textiles , Crafts

Biography

Descended from a family of mill workers and a Calton weaver,  Christopher McEvoy Barton brings a rich heritage to the discipline of textiles design. Specialising in woven textiles, Christopher is a keen researcher whose work shows continued innovation.

Having grown up in North East Glasgow, Christopher chose to study at the Glasgow School of Art. During his time there he won numerous awards for his achievements, including the Glasgow’s Incorporation of Weavers Prize, The Gillian Purvis Award for Primary Research and Glasgow’s Incorporation of Weavers Award for Innovation.

Christopher has successfully gained opportunities to work with top named designers, such as Niki Jones, and was approached to design a '50 Years of Strathclyde' graduation cap for the University of Strathclyde. He has interned at Bespoke Atelier, Centex Exports and for the couture weavers Malhia Kent in Paris.  Whilst there he learned about small high end production of cloth - a theme that he has carried on into his own practice.

A passionate ambassador for Scottish textiles, it is Christopher's dearest ambition to support the textile manufacturing industry in bringing jobs back to Glasgow.

How the Award Helped

Christopher received an award to support him in undertaking postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Art.



"The Dewar Arts Award has let me pursue a masters at the Royal College of Art, to hone my skills and perfect my craft."