biography strip

q u a l i f i c a t i o n s

BA Hons. in Graphic Design, Liverpool Polytechnic
Post Graduate Certificate in Education. [Secondary Art and Design], Manchester Met. University
City and Guilds in Creative Embroidery [Part 1 and 2] - highly commended

e m p l o y m e n t
Graphic designer for the BBC and Granada Television for eight years followed by teaching art and design in secondary schools. Currently, she creates mixed media work for exhibiting and selling. She teaches workshops on a freelance basis.

a w a r d s / r e s i d e n c i e s / p u b l i c a t i o n s
Award for Excellence from the ‘Worshipful Company of Broderers’for City & Guilds Embroidery work
Runner up in Bockingford Postcard Competition
Six month Residency at University of Cumbria - print department [Artitst’s Access to Art College ]
‘Drawn to Stitch’ by Gwen Hedley – pages 4,13,140 [ISBN 978-1-906388-80-5]
Somerset Studio Magazine march/april 2015 pages 16-27

g r o u p s a n d s o c i e t i e s
A member of The Textile Study Group

e x h i b i t i o n s 
may '17 - July '18 'DIS/rupt' Textile Study Group Exhibition SIT Select, Museum in the Park, Stroud then touring to Gallery Oldham, Minerva Gallery, Llanidloes and Tweedale Museum and Art Gallery

Oct '17 - Sept '18 'Page 17’ Embroiderers Guild Exhibition – K&S Show London and Harrogate then touring to NEC Birmingham, Harborough Museum, Leicestershire and Artix, Bromsgrove

june 2016 ‘From the Earth Textiles’ Mardleybury Gallery, Datchworth, Hertfordshire

oct - nov 2015 ‘Kutch to Kantha’ Farfield Mill, Sedbergh - 4 person show

jun -sept 2015 'Traces of Life' Dalarna Museum, Falun, Sweden - group show

sept - oct 2014 ‘Dirtying the Paper’ 2 person exhibition with Lynda Gray, Brewery Arts Centre Foyer

jun - july 2014 ‘Open Up North’ Juried Exhibition, Brewery Arts Centre/Abbot Hall Gallery, Kendal

apr - jun 2014 ‘Textile Study Group at the Beetroot Tree Gallery’ Derbyshire, group exhibition

oct - nov 2013 ‘Pinpoint’ One Church Street Gallery, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire. Selected exhibition

jun - oct 13 'Multiples' - Gallery 23, Arteria, Lancaster - selected group show

mar - july 13 'Print Additions' - Lancaster Museum, three person show

feb - apr 13    'Transition' - The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal - group show

aug - sept 12 'Fragments Left Behind' - Farfield Mill, Sedbergh - Solo show

oct 11 - jan 12  ‘Kendal Ye Auld Grey Town’ - Kendal Museum –selected exhibition

oct - nov 11  ‘Open Up North’ - Juried Exhibition, Brewery Arts Centre/Abbot Hall, Kendal

oct - nov 11 ‘Individual and Collective’ The Knitting and Stitching Show, London, Dublin and
  Harrogate - group exhibition with the Textile Study Group

mar - apr 10 ‘The Big Inspiration’ - Kendal Museum, group exhibition with Green Door

mar - may 10 'Green Door Sprung Open' - Farfield Mill, Sedbergh – selected exhibition

apr - jun 10  ‘Visual Thinking - Unpicked’ - The Hub, National Design Centre, Sleaford, Lincoln
  - selected exhibition with Textile Study Group

nov 09 - jan 10  Solo show - The Warehouse Cafe, The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

sept 08, 09, 11  Open Studios - Art Trail with Green Door Studios

may 09 - jun 09  ‘Wild’ - selected group show at Farfield Mill, Sedbergh

mar - may 09  ‘Lines of Thought’ - selected show, The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal

may - jul 08  ‘Side by Side’ a two woman show, with Sally Payne, The Edge Gallery, Lancaster

mar - jun 08   ‘Creative Dialogues’ touring – Halifax, Walsall, Taunton, Peebles and Portsmouth

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