Indigo Girls - detail

Self Portrait

Indigo - detail from larger work


Artist Biography

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Selected Exhibitions

2019       "CONSTRUCT", Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley

2016       Nunhead Arts Trail

2015       “Fabric and Stone” with stone carver, Burgh House Museum, London

                The 62 Group of Textile Artists, Upfront Gallery, Penrith, Cumbria

2014       “Music Makers”, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool

                British Textile Art Koyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2013       Rendezvous Goldsmiths, Ruthin Craft Centre

                “Small Talk”, Constance Howard Gallery, Goldsmiths, London

2012       “Interventions”, Gallery of Costume, Manchester

                “Package Tour”, Knitting & Stitching Show, touring London, Harrogate, Dublin

2011      “At a Tangent”, Gallery Oldham

2010       Artist’s Showcase solo exhibition with Knitting & Stitching Show, touring London,”

                Harrogate, Dublin

2009       “Bending The Line”, The Hub National Centre for Art & Design, Sleaford

2008       “Size Matters”, Rochester Art Gallery

2007       Group show, Knitting & Stitching Show, London, Harrogate, Dublin

2006       “In Conversation”, Changing Rooms Gallery, London, joint residency with mask make

2005       “Encounters”, Museum of Zoology, Cambridge

2004       “Of Material Concern”, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

2003       “In Place”, The Harley Gallery, Welbeck

2002       “In Retro”, Knitting & Stitching Show, London, Harrogate, Dublin

              “The 62 Group in Context”, The Victoria and Albert Museum, London

    “RED”, touring Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, Beverly Art Gallery Hull, Irish Linen Centre Lisburn, Upfront Gallery Penrith,

    Midlands Art Centre Birmingham

2001       “A Collective Response”, The 62 Group of Textile Artists, Bankfield Museum, Halifax

                Solo Show, Quails at Banbridge

                Solo Show, The Clotworthy Arts Centre, Antrim

                Group Show, Cajobah Gallery, Birkenhead

2000       “The Angel Makers”, Quails at Banbridge

                “Waves at Goldsmiths”, touring UK and Dublin

                Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition

                Arts Society of Ulster Exhibition

                “Out of the Garden”, Shipley Art Gallery



2000       M.A. Applied Art (distinction), University of Ulster

1986       B.A. Hons (1st), Goldsmith’s College, London

1983       Foundation Studies, Bristol Polytechnic


Travel Scholarships

2000            Gujarat, India: to study indigo dyeing and quilting (funded by European Social Fund)

1987-1989    Bulgaria, Romania: to study folklore and folk costume (funded by British Council)


Additional Information

  • Member of The 62 Group of Textile Artists since 1989
  • Work in private collections throughout UK, Ireland, Germany and America
  • Work in University of Ulster permanent collection
  • Awarded Arts Society of Ulster Student Award 2000
  • Featured in Embroidery Magazine, Crafts Magazine and Textiel
  • Featured in “Encyclopaedia of Papercraft and Origami Techniques” (Published by Quarto)