CfFC is really pleased to welcome Dr Jeffrey Horsley to our Centre as Post-Doctoral Research Fellow.  Jeff joined us at the end of 2015.  Originally trained in theatre design, Jeff’s practice covers design for public spaces and the creation of permanent galleries and temporary exhibitions in the fields of art and design, fashion and textiles, natural history and archaeology.

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Working with contemporary practitioners, Jeff has commissioned artists and designers including Derek Jarman, Keiko Mukaide, Mark Dion, Jordan Baseman and villa eugénie.

Recently Jeff has focussed on fashion presentations, realising projects for the Barbican and Live Archives – a commercial fashion archive based in East London. Exhibitions at Live Archives have included RED: Comme des Garçons and Yohji Yamamoto SHOWSPACE. Informed by Jeff’s theoretical research these exhibitions explore experimental presentation strategies, particularly in relation to the exhibition environment and use of live models.

Jeff complemented his exhibition-making experience with a practice-led PhD at University of the Arts London, completing in 2012, with Professors Amy de la Haye and Judith Clark as supervisors. Alongside contributing to the MA Fashion Curation course he will also supervise research degree students. Jeff’s research centres on innovative presentation strategies for fashion exhibitions, the history of fashion exhibitions, fashion and autobiography and contemporary fashion design – especially menswear.