|Position:||Lecturer in Fashion and Textiles and Stage 4 Course Coordinator|
Alan Gallacher studied printed & knitted textiles at the Glasgow School of Art, before going on to complete a Masters in textile design at Heriot Watt University. In 2018, he completed his PGCertHE in teaching and learning.
Since graduating, he has worked as a freelance designer across many sectors of the global fashion and textile industry.
In 1996 he launched his own knitwear label and was stocked in many of the world’s top boutiques and department stores across Japan, US, and Europe.
Gallacher has held teaching positions in all the Scottish art institutions and was visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art between 2008-13. He currently holds fractional posts at both Gray’s School of Art and Glasgow School of Art.
His current design and research interests include digital technologies in craft, currently exploring Stoll and Shima digital knitting and whole garment technology collaborating with local industry in Scotland and he was recently a recipient of funding from Creative Scotland to develop prototypes.
Duties and Responsibilities
Stage 4 Course coordinator – Fashion & Textile Design
Glasgow School of Art – BA Hons
Heriot Watt University – MA
Glasgow School of Art – PGCertHE – Teaching & Learning
Current research interests include Stoll & Shima digital knitting and whole garment technology, collaborating with local industry in Scotland. Recipient of funding from Creative Scotland to develop prototypes.
Creative Scotland Funded Project 2019-20