Museo Fortuny

Fortuny Museum



Nuala Goodman (Dublin, 1962), who combines fashion, design and painting to reinterpret furniture, objects, and carpets with her flock-printed fabrics (flock-printing is a technique used to achieve a velvet effect on different surfaces with the application of other fibres, with different results and patterns), refinished by hand.
Worked with an extraordinary sense of colour, Nuala’s fabrics combine different materials to create a harmonious whole of unique installations created for the museum, to be used as seats, to read, to look at, to lose oneself and discover things …. The exhibition includes not only Nuala’s Portraits from Milan, but also sketches, drawings and designs.

Curated by Rossella Rossi, the exhibition was made possible thanks to the support of Moroso S.p.A and Clerici Tessuto.

Catalogue Moroso, Udine.
Nuala Goodman

Nuala Goodman, born in Dublin 1962.

1980-84 Studied Fine Art (Painting) at the National College of Art and Design,Dublin. Travelled to Milan in 1984 to work for brief period at the studio of Ettore Sottsass. Has lived in Milan since then, making art which combines elements of painting,design and textile design.

Projects include:
The Irish Chair (1988-1990)
Painted Boxes (Alessi -1993) (both in collaboration with James Howett,London)
extensive textile design (1984-1990)

Previous group exhibitions include:
1988 Kerlin Gallery (Dublin)

1995 Green on Red Gallery (Dublin)
Galleria Internos (Milan)

In 1996 co-founded the ‘I+I’ company, a small company designing objects and textiles which are largely produced in India and Nepal, using traditional artisan manufacturing techniques.

In 2004 returned to painting full time.

Recent exhibitions:

2008 Portraits from Milan at Paul Smith’s studio, Milan
Invited guest at the Royal Hibernian Accademy,Dublin
2009 Participated in RHA annual exhibition 2009, and Boyle Arts Festival 2009.

In the 2010 she opens the exhibition Gardens at the Fortuny Museum in Venice