Ctrl/Shift – new directions in textile art

The creative tension between accomplished skill, experimentation and the development of new ideas, provided the starting point for CTRL/Shift, the latest exhibition from The 62 Group of Textile Artists. I had long thought about initiating a project with this Group, having been involved in some of their earlier projects and knowing many individual members of … More Ctrl/Shift – new directions in textile art

Make It OK Tour Conclusion at Rugby Art Gallery, autumn 2017

Image: Detail of The Leperous Hands, 2016, by Karina Thompson. Photo by Douglas Atfield. My touring exhibition on damage and repair, “What Do I Need to Do to Make It OK?”,  concludes at Rugby Art Gallery,  with five internationally renowned artists, eleven especially commissioned artworks and seven venues since the London launch in August 2015. … More Make It OK Tour Conclusion at Rugby Art Gallery, autumn 2017

Artists Meet their Makers: a project for West Dean Tapestry Studio at Crafts Study Centre

Artists Meet Their Makers: contemporary art reinterpreted by West Dean Tapestry Studio Crafts Study Centre 4 April – 2 July 2017 This exhibition is a celebration of the skill and imagination of West Dean Tapestry Studio’s Master Weavers, past and present. The studio was set up by West Dean’s founder Edward James, and has worked … More Artists Meet their Makers: a project for West Dean Tapestry Studio at Crafts Study Centre

Press Coverage for “Make it OK”

Press coverage has been given by these writers and publications, to whom I give sincere thanks. Preview in the September-October 2015 issue of Crafts Preview in the September-October 2015 issue of Embroidery Review by Jessica Hemmings in the November-December 2015 issue of Crafts Profile by Anne Williams in the Winter 2015 issue of The Quilter … More Press Coverage for “Make it OK”

‘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