I constantly gather photographs to inspire my textile work particularly textures of decay and growth. I find beauty in these and I know many others are attracted to this, so much so, that the Japanese invented a word for it wabi sabi. I have a collection from my visit to London Road Fire Station prior to its renovation and an ever growing collection of moss, lichen and coastal textures.
While laid up with a broken ankle, I have finally started to upload these to a couple of print to order sites; launching a Society 6 shop and updating my Red Bubble shop to include products featuring these textures from basic prints and cards, to homeware such as cushions and duvets, and even to clothing and accessories including bags, socks and masks.
Artist of the Month for September, Buy The Kilo, no.3 The Sidings, Tynemouth Station, Tyne & Wear, NE30 2TF.
Open: Wed- Fri 10-4.30pm Sat &
Sun 10 – 2pm.
“Terra & Tide” group online exhibition curated by Envision Arts. Winner of Best in Show.
My work with Proud & Loud Arts features in the “Staging Places” exhibition at the V&A in London. Opening Tuesday 23rd July 2019 until Sunday 29th March 2020
“Waste of our World” group exhibition at Rathbone Gallery, 28 Argyle Street • Birkenhead • Merseyside • CH41 6AE. Exhibition opens Saturday 5th October until Saturday 30th November 2019. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 2.00 – 5.00pm. Preview evening Friday 4th October, 4.00 – 7.00pm
Prism Contemporary Textiles Collective “Fragility” exhibition at Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) from 8th-19th October 2019. Opening times: Monday to Friday 10.30am-5.30pm Saturday 10.30am-5pm Sunday 1pm-5pm. Address: 4 Brook Street Birmingham B3 1SA.
Selected for Bankley Open, Bankley Studios, Levenshulme, Manchester M19 3PP. Exhibition Private View and Awards Ceremony: 18th October 2018, 6-9pm Exhibition continues every Saturday until 2nd of November, 12-4pm
Ding Dong Merrily in High, it’s time for Christmas shopping. Some of my small textile pieces and crafts are available around Manchester if you are on the hunt for something handmade and unique for a loved one or your Secret Santa. Here’s a list of what’s available and where:
Arc Gallery in Reddish are currently stocking Fabric Apples, Fabric flowers, small mounted textiles and A3 photo posters. Open 10-4pm Wed – Fri until 21st Dec plus on Sat 1st Dec 11-3pm during Other in Mother event.
Marketplace Gallery in Stockport will be stocking textile brooches. Open Thursday – Saturday 10-4pm until Christmas.
I will be at A4 Studios/Air Gallery Festive Fundraiser in Altrincham on Sunday 2nd Dec 10-4pm selling my wares in person plus bargain box of older leatherette brooches and festive decorations.
Next week I will add remaining stock to browse in an album on my Artist’s Facebook page if would like to buy direct but feel free to contact me if you already know what you are interested in.
Over the past two years, I have been doing MA Textile Practice part time at Manchester School of Art. I will showing photography and sculptures from my “Beached” series of work exploring the issue of plastic pollution.
This exhibition is the culmination of my and my fellow students hard work from all disciplines – Textiles, Graphics, Illustration, Photography, Fine Art, Interiors, Fashion.
Photographs and sculptures from my Beached series are on the 3rd floor by the lifts in Benzie and 3 pieces from the #found collection can be found around the ground and first floor of Benzie. Free postcards of some of the Beached sculptures are available with the work on the 3rd floor.
Preview: Thursday 20th September 6 – 8.30pm
Friday 21 September — Monday 1 OctoberMA Show 2018 An exhibition of work by art, design and media postgraduate students.
Mon – Fri 10am – 6.30pm
Sat & Sun 10am – 4pm
Private View Thursday 20 September 2018 5pm – 8.30pm
The show will take place in the Benzie, Chatham and Grosvenor Buildings on the Manchester Metropolitan University All Saints Campus.http://www.art.mmu.ac.uk/mashow/