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Clare McGarrigle

Senior Lecturer

Clare McGarrigle
Costume Designer | Maker | Visual Artists | Educator |

Lecturing Posts
Nov 2016 - Present
Manchester Metropolitan University, UAL Foundation Course in Art and Design
Senior Lecturer, Fashion & Textiles Pathway Lead, Admissions Tutor

September 2013– December 2016
Kensington and Chelsea College, UAL Foundation Course in Art and Design
Lecturer, Fashion, Textiles & Costume Pathway Leader.

September 2007 – October 2016
Leeds Arts University, UAL Foundation Course in Art and Design
Lecturer and Personal Tutor within the fashion, textiles and costume specialism.

July 2013
Kensington and Chelsea College, Summer School
Summer School Lecturer. Programme Design, Development & Delivery.

October 2011- July 2013
Kensington and Chelsea College.
Visiting Lecturer on the BTEC Diploma in Fashion.

April 2006 – May 2013
Manchester Metropolitan University, Edexcel, BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art & Design.
Associate Lecturer and Personal Tutor within the fashion, costume and textiles specialism.

January 2008 –March 2009
Leeds College of Art and Design, HNC Millinery.
Life drawing and illustration lecturer.

Sept 2007 –: Nov 2007
NEW College Pontefract, A-Level Fine Art.
Fine Art AS tutor & personal tutor (part-time)


MA Costume Design for Performance London College of Fashion 2011- 2014 Distinction
PGCE in FE University of Huddersfield 2006- 2007 Pass
BA (Hons) Embroidery Manchester Metropolitan University 2000- 2003 1st Class Hons
Foundation Diploma in Art & Design Leeds College of Art and Design 1999- 2000 Merit

Exhibitions & Performances

Aug 2020 Critical Costume Conference & Exhibition, Film & Images
Costume Agency Online exhibition

June – Aug A.A. Bakhrushin Museum, Moscow. Film & Images in exhibition & catalogue.
2019 Costume Design: The Next Generation. Group exhibition UK Co-curator & catalogue editor.

June 2019 Prague Quadrennial 2019, Design Development Images
UK Exhibit: Staging Places. Online catalogue

July 2017 World Stage Design 2017, Taipei, Taiwan. Film & Images
Group exhibition, representing the U.K in the emerging Awarded Bronze Prize
designers category: Performance Design.

Dec 2015 The Kazimier, Liverpool. Film & Images
Manifold: Dance Platform presented by Tilt Dance

Sept 2015 Ludus Dance, Lancaster. Film & Images
Suspended Animation. Group exhibition

Dec 2014. Lilian Baylis Theatre, London. Artefact & Live Performance Design
London College of Fashion MA Graduate Show

June 2014 Shoreditch Town Hall. Artefact & Live Performance Design
Out of Our Heads. Group exhibition

May 2014 Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Artefact & Live Performance Design
Shakespeare’s Tribes, V & A Late

April 2012. Victoria and Albert Museum. Artefact & Live Performance Design
Shakespeare in a Suitcase

May – Oct Blackpool Council in association with Blackpool Illuminations. Artefact.
2008. Enlightenment. Installation.


Dec 2016 & Liturgie, Spectra Ensemble,
July 2017 Performed at Tete a Tete opera festival, The Place, Costume Designer & Collaborator
London. & By Other Means, London

Sept 2015 - Figurines, Lola Maury Dance Costume Designer & Collaborator
July 2016 Performed at: Studio Lyon, Yorkshire Dance, The Place,
Studio Du Regard du Cygne for Signes d’Automne and
L’Agora for Festival La Becquee.

Feb 2015 – TANGRAM, Skadoosh Dance Costume Designer & Collaborator
Nov 2015. Performed at Trinity & Laban

Dec 2014 – Two to Tune, Lola Maury Dance, Costume Designer & Collaborator
June 2015 Performed at The Place, London & BRINK Festival, London

May 2015 Room for Wonder, IJAD Dance, Costume & Set Designer &
Performed at Richmix, London Collaborator

Dec 2014 – Flat Lands, Extant Theatre, Costume Designer & Collaborator
Mar 2015 Performed at Dilston Grove.

Workshops and Seminars
Sept 2019 Tate Modern, Public Programmes Workshop
Becoming Geometric Artworks (part of the Natalia Goncharova exhibit)

July 2017 Scenofest 2017, Taipei, Taiwan. Conference presentation
Thinking Costume

Jan – Mar TRAID in collaboration with The Zone, Islington. Upcycling Workshops

May – Oct Blackpool Council in association with Blackpool Illuminations. Series of workshops.
2008. Enlightenment, education programmes.

Industry Employment

June – Aug 2007 Space Cadets Workshop Assistant

Sept 2005- Aug 2006 & Blue Rinse, Call Lane Leeds Assistant Designer
July 2003- Nov 2004


Clare McGarrigle is a member of the Art and Performance Research Hub.


Spiers, A., Oshodi, M., 2022. 'Flatland', Dilston Grove, Southwark Park, 4/5/2015.

Stinton, C., Jetzer, C., McGarrigle, C., Muir, H., 2022. 'Liturgie', The Place, London as part of Tete a Tete Opera Festival, 25/7/2017.