David Gates’ furniture commission for ‘Beauty is the First Test’

With the kind support of The National Centre for Craft & Design (NCCD), I was delighted to commission David Gates to make five unique pieces  of exhibition ‘furniture’ to showcase samples, models, small finished pieces, and photo and sketch books about five makers: Gail Baxter, Stella Harding, Carol Quarini, Margo Selby and David himself. Image … More David Gates’ furniture commission for ‘Beauty is the First Test’

Beauty is the First Test – Touring Exhibition 2012-2014

This exhibition explores how knowledge of either contemporary craft practice or mathematics may increase appreciation of both. The title is from a 1940 essay by accomplished mathematician G H Hardy who declared: ‘The mathematician’s patterns, like the painter’s or the poet’s, must be beautiful, the ideas, like the colours or the words, must fit together … More Beauty is the First Test – Touring Exhibition 2012-2014

Holland Paper Biennial at The Knitting & Stitching Show 2010

I was invited by Creative Events to create an exhibition based on a curated selection of artists from the Holland Paper Biennial 2010, to be shown at The Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace. This project originated at Museum Rijswijk in a suburb of The Hague, in the Netherlands. Selection and installation were hard … More Holland Paper Biennial at The Knitting & Stitching Show 2010

European Quilt Triennial at Festival of Quilts, August 2010

The Palatinate museum at Heidelberg always puts together a great selection of work for this triennial, always strongly representative of art quilts, especially European. This gallery returns ot the Festival of Quilts every three years and never fails to please as the standard is so high. It was great to work again with Dr Kristine … More European Quilt Triennial at Festival of Quilts, August 2010