• Name: Trudi
  • Location: The Customs House, South Tyneside
  • Designed and descorated by: Fox and Shriek
  • Sponsor: The Customs House

Sculpture Description

Fox and Shriek is a design partnership who specialise in creating digitally printed bespoke couture fabrics for individual theatrical commissions. They work within a wide range of genres including dance, opera, pantomime, fashion, education and various creative community workshops. The duo is made up of Paul Shriek, who established his name in the fashion industry nearly 40 years ago and Matt Fox, a Fine Art practitioner and educationalist.. ‘Trudi’ celebrates Fox and Shriek’s 10 years as production designers for The Customs House pantomime and the South Shields venue’s 25th Anniversary. Trudi is dressed in a patchwork of exclusive couture digital fabric prints used within costumes of past shows to reveal ‘up close’ detail often not seen from the auditorium. Taking ‘good’ and ‘evil’ characters, the design is split into two halves, Stage left and Stage right. Using the skills of the Mad Hatter to stitch the costume together and a dash of panto magic, Trudi is ready for her curtain call