An Introduction to the Make It Ok Project – from Damage & Repair Symposium, UCA Farnham, 2 March 2016

In 2009 I curated an exhibition called Making & Mending for Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery (later known as Smiths Row), which looked at artists who used physical and metaphorical notions of healing in their practice – repaired quilts, darned jumpers, restorative discussions, socially engaged practices that attempted to make things better for objects, communities, … More An Introduction to the Make It Ok Project – from Damage & Repair Symposium, UCA Farnham, 2 March 2016

Door to Door Darning with Michael Swaine, 2008

Michael Swaine darns at the Alexandra Palace bus-stop, October 2008. Photo by Rob Kennard. This was an important project, 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 the then … More Door to Door Darning with Michael Swaine, 2008

“Make it OK” at the Crafts Study Centre: a conversation and a symposium

The Crafts Study Centre, in collaboration with the International Textile Research Centre for Textiles at the University for the Creative Arts, is presenting the touring exhibition entitled “What Do I Need to Do to Make it Ok?” from 5 January to 5 March 2016. There will be two events open to the public. A CONVERSATION … More “Make it OK” at the Crafts Study Centre: a conversation and a symposium