‘Make It OK’ opens at Forty Hall, with new work by Freddie Robins & Karina Thompson

Image: Freddie Robins installing “Someone Else’s Dream – drowned”, flanked by “Someone Else’s Dream – murdered” and Someone Else’s Dream – hanged”, all 2014-16. “What Do I Need to Do to Make It OK?” opened on 25 August at its fifth touring venue, Forty Hall, in Enfield, North London. Forty Hall is a Jacobean manor … More ‘Make It OK’ opens at Forty Hall, with new work by Freddie Robins & Karina Thompson

New Artworks at Devon Guild and Extended Dates for ‘Make it Ok’ tour

Detail of Fall Down Series by Saidhbhίn Gibson, 2016. Photo by Simon Williams. “What Do I Need to Do to Make It OK?” is currently being exhibited at Devon Guild of Craftsmen in Bovey Tracey where it has been enhanced with three new artworks by Dorothy Caldwell and Saidhbhίn Gibson, all commissioned as part of … More New Artworks at Devon Guild and Extended Dates for ‘Make it Ok’ tour

An Introduction to “Make It Ok” – Damage & Repair Symposium, UCA Farnham, 2 March 2016

The Crafts Study Centre in collaboration with the International Textile Research Centre for Textiles presented my exhibition “What Do I Need to Do to Make it OK? ”  from 5 January to 5 March 2016. The exhibition included specially commissioned work using stitch and other media to explore damage and repair, disease and medicine, healing … More An Introduction to “Make It Ok” – Damage & Repair Symposium, UCA Farnham, 2 March 2016

What Do I Need to Do to Make it OK? An introduction

I launched a new touring exhibition in 2015 entitled “What Do I Need to Do to Make it OK?” The exhibition includes specially commissioned work, using stitch and other media, to explore damage and repair, disease and medicine, healing and restoration, to landscapes, bodies, minds and objects. The title is taken from a 2013 talk … More What Do I Need to Do to Make it OK? An introduction

Transplantation: touring international jewellery show 2012-2015

One of the larger touring projects I managed for The National Centre for Craft & Design was “Transplantation: a sense of place and culture”, conceived of and curated by jeweller Norman Cherry and focusing on stories of movement and migration. It featured six UK based and six Australian based makers and toured to 15 venues … More Transplantation: touring international jewellery show 2012-2015

Door to Door Darning with Michael Swaine, 2008

Michael Swaine darns at the Alexandra Palace bus-stop, October 2008. Photo by Rob Kennard. This is an important project for me, in two ways. It was the first for which I received direct Arts Council England support, rather than via an organisation (although it was a feature at 2008 The Knitting and Stitching Show, and … More Door to Door Darning with Michael Swaine, 2008