Andrew Walker is an international designer with a background in both visual and performing arts. He has played within the UK cabaret scene, namely the infamous Madam Jo-Jo’s of London and has worked as a model. Andrew is an experimental designer currently based in Leeds, known for his use of alternative materials and deconstructed garments.
In 2010 he completed an MA in constructed textiles at the Royal College of Art (RCA) and his dissertation portfolio ‘Travels in Gender Couture’ continued a long standing interest in gender. Andrew’s portfolio is body centric it focuses on the relationship between the body and the textile, exploring the effects of one upon the other. Drawing and mark making are also integral in his practise. He has taught these ideas extensively around Europe within establishments such as Haute Ecole D’Art Et De Design, Geneva, Kensington and Chelsea College.
Between 2010 and 2013 Andrew was project manager and curator for several exhibitions at the RCA, he also curated the British Councils international Show Case at the Bolivian Embassy as well as exhibitions with several London galleries. He has recently become one of the freelance artists delivering programs at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield and continues his creation of bespoke fashion items.
He has designed for many performers around the country including Urban Angels, Northern School of Contemporary Dance and SARDOVILLE among others.
Most recently Andrew illustrated the short stories of Tina Jacksons 'Stories From The Chicken Foot House' , published by Markosia Enterprises.