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
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
As well as the review of “What Do I Need to Do to make it OK? by Jessica Hemmings in the November 2015 issue of Crafts there is now a review in the current issue of The Quilter, by the editor Anne Williams. It’s the Winter 2015 issue (no. 145) of The Quilter, the quarterly … More Review of ‘Make it Ok’ by Anne Williams
The symposium mentioned in my earlier posts will take place at The University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, on Wednesday 2nd March 2016. Booking details are yet to be confirmed and will be announced here soon. Please don’t contact UCA just yet.
Artist Kate Tiernan interviewed me about “Make it OK” for Studio International at the Pump House Gallery recently, and their creative director Martin Kennedy has turned it into a film.
There’s been a lot of work going on with this project in July. As well as the above logo, designed for me by The Unloved, I’ve now added pages to this site that profile all five artists, and details of the tour. We have also launched a call out via the Crafts Study Centre for … More Make it Ok – further information and a symposium
I have curated a new exhibition exploring damage and repair which launches at Pumphouse Gallery, London, on 27 August 2015. The show features newly commissioned and existing work by Dorothy Caldwell, Saidhbhín Gibson, Celia Pym, Freddie Robins and Karina Thompson. It will tour to several venues through til 2017. This exhibition has been developed with … More What Do I Need To Do To Make It OK?