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a collaborative art/fashion exhibition

By Flora McLean & Bruce McLean

Exhibition: 2 - 28 March sponsored by Vantage Premier

Live Presentation on Friday 9 March, 7.30pm : For one night only, Bruce and Flora will be at the gallery to entertatin with a live presentation that includes films made with Piers Alsop and Harry Reavley. 'Not a Peep' is the latest, highly sylised short animation by Piers Alsop, that fuses the surreal world of Magritte with the sophistication of House of Flora.

Tickets are limited and cost £35 each, please contact the gallery to book in advance: 01534 739900 or

For films please visit:

Bruce McLean graduated from Glasgow school of art in 60's. He studied under Anthony Caro at St Martins and went on to become one of the leading figures in conceptual art. Bruce rebelled against the more formal academicism of his teachers, abandoning conventional studio production for his own distinctive sculpture and performance art. Creating sculptures with rubbish, water and impermanent materials as well as using his body to impersonate sculptures by others, Bruce lead the development of Conceptual Art in Britain. Bruce's fearless artistic experimentation whilst poking fun at the establishment has continued through his varied career in the arts and enabled many artistic collaborations including architecture, education and the stage.

Flora McLean is head designer at ‘House of Flora’ and  Senior Tutor in Footwear, Accessories and Milinery at the Royal College of Art. House of Flora is a London fashion design and consultancy Studio, specialising in avant-garde headwear for the catwalk, fashion campaigns and collectors. The headwear is often driven by materials: PVC, Perspex, felt, leather, wood veneer, aluminium, steel and nylon and influenced by strong geometry and historical figures, as well as by concepts in modern art. The company was started by Flora in 1996 after she graduated from fashion womenswear at The Royal College of Art. House of Flora produces hats, jewellery and eyewear, all made in the UK. Seen as wearable art, the pieces feature regularly in glossies across the world. The angular architectural hats, statement plexi-cuffs and opticals are the core collection. The unique witty styles have won a loyal following in the fashion world, across Europe and Asia, including Lady Gaga, Rhianna and Beyoncé. House of Flora regularly collaborate with Haute Couture and ready to wear designers including Givenchy couture, Bill Blass and Diane Von Furstenberg.

Bruce and Flora also share a London studio and collaborate to produce work that is funny, brilliant and accessible.  Bruce’s ceramics (currently at V&A), monoprints and classic silkscreens will hang alongside Flora’s rubber berets, cuffs and eyewear. Bruce will also be selling signed copies of his new book ‘A Lawnmower in the Loft’.

Gallery Director, Sasha Gibb says ‘We always so enjoy working with Bruce and being endlessly surprised by the continued evolution of his work. He has always been a keen collaborator and we’re loving the sparing between him and Flora. It will be a very accessible and fun show and we’re all looking froward to welcoming Flora to Jersey for the first time. Her work is just brilliant. We don’t often get the opportunity to put on such an important show in Jersey and are excited to be working with our sponsor’s, Vantage Premier who are  making this possible.’

Tim Rattray, Managing Director at Vantage says 'Vantage Insurance Brokers are delighted to be collaborating with CCA Galleries International to launch our Vantage Premier High Net Worth offering. We feel that this exhibition of Bruce and Flora's work acts as an exciting platform to introduce Vantage Premium to our existing clients as well as giving us the opportunity to introduce ourselves to a wider audience.'

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By Hannah on 06/02/2018