Press Release: Make It OK Tour Conclusion

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 on from the London launch in August … More Press Release: Make It OK Tour Conclusion

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

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 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

Installing ‘Beauty is the First Test’ at Bilston Craft Gallery

This touring exhibition was at Bilston Craft Gallery in Wolverhampton from 7 September to 2nd November 2013. The space is a similar size to the main gallery at NCCD but architecturally it works in a very different way, as internal partitions divide into three zones. The space can be very bright with its integral fillets … More Installing ‘Beauty is the First Test’ at Bilston Craft Gallery

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

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