1971-74 University of Newcastle upon Tyne
2021 Cordis Prize for Tapestry. Shortlisted exhibitor at Inverleith House. Edinburgh.
2018 ARTAPESTRY 5. European Tapestry Forum selected exhibition. Denmark.
2016 Here and Now. International Tapestry. NCCD. Sleaford. UK touring.
CONVERGE. Visual Arts Scotland. Edinburgh
2015 New Year Showcase. Contemporary Applied Arts. London.
2013 Small Talk. The 62 Group. Goldsmiths University. London.
2012 Ori-Rhythm II. Kyoto Art Center. Kyoto. Japan.
62@50. The 62 Group. Holden Gallery. Manchester.
2011 COLLECT. Saatchi Gallery, London.
Blue. Flow Gallery, London.
2010 SOFA New York. (Represented by CAA Gallery, London)
Bending More Lines. The 62 Group. Rijswijk Museum. Holland.
2009 10N/10S La Cite du Design. St. Etienne. France.
2008 The Fine Art of Tapestry Weaving. ANU Canberra. Australia.
Tapestry 08. Bankfield Museum. Halifax.
Spectrum. Contemporary Applied Arts Gallery. London.
2007 COLLECT. International Art at the V&A. London.
2006 The Red Thread. Solo touring exhibition, Various, UK
Penelope’s Thread. Contemporary Tapestry. V&A. London.
ORIGIN. Somerset House. London.
2005 Meet the British Crafts. Ozone Living Design Centre. Tokyo.
The Art of Craft. Medici Gallery. London.
2004 Trailer Made. Mixed-media exhibition. Newcastle.
Dialogues. Joint exhibition. Red Box. Newcastle.
2003 Focus. Contemporary Applied Arts Gallery. London.
Disconnected Connections. Art Planning Room, Tokyo
2002 Textiles in Context. The 62 Group. V&A. London.
Anthropomorphic Relationships. Flow Gallery. London.
2001 Handmade. New York International Gift Fair. New York.
2000 Chelsea Crafts Fair. London.
1998 British Tapestry. Harley Gallery. Nottingham.
Chelsea Crafts Fair. London.
- Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Contemporary Textiles Collection.
- Elegan Kobe. Japan.
- Arts Council England. North East.
- Paintings in Hospitals.
- Land Securities Trust. Haymarket. London.
- The Shire Hall Gallery. Stafford
- Visual Art Scotland.
- Contemporary Applied Arts, London.
- 62 Group of Textile Artists.
2012 Arts Council Travel Award. Japan.
2008 Arts Council/Prospect Travel Award. Australia.
2005 Arts Council Research Award. Japan.
2003 Arts Council Touring Exhibition Award
2002 Northern Arts Mentoring Scheme
2001 Crafts Council British Crafts in Japan
1999 Northern Arts Visual Arts Award
1996 Visual Arts Initiatives
2014 St. Laurence Church, Cambridge.
2010 Scarborough Hospital. Health & Arts for N.E. Yorkshire.
2009 West Jesmond Primary School. Newcastle.
2007 Flagg Court Primary Health Care Centre South Shields.
2004 Dubmire Primary School. Sunderland
2003 South Shields Museum & Art Gallery
2002 James Cook University Hospital. Middlesbrough.
National Design Centre for Early Music. York
2001 Design for the Dales. Killhope Lead Mining Centre
2000 New North Durham Hospital. Paediatric Wards.
Bowes Museum. Co. Durham
Cleveland Craft Centre. Middlesbrough
1998 Ross on Wye Community Hospital
Sunderland City Library
1997 The Robinson Library. University of Newcastle upon Tyne
1996 Living at Belsay, Belsay Hall, Northumberland
TEACHING AND RESIDENCIES
2015 Tapestry weaving at Chateau Dumas with Selvedge magazine.
2013 Artist in Residence, Whickham Library Knitted Garden Project,Tyne & Wear.
2012 Equal Arts workshops with the elderly.
2011 Design workshop. Handweavers Gallery, London
West Jesmond School, Newcastle upon Tyne.
2008 Visiting artist. Australian National University. Canberra. Australia. Knitted Lives Project. Lead artist. Newcastle upon Tyne.
2005 Red Thread talks and workshops, various, UK.
2003 Design workshops for Tyne & Wear Metro.
2002 Artist in Residence. James Cook Hospital, Middlesbrough.
2001 Education Programme. Art on Sunderland Metro, Sunderland.
2000 Artist in Residence. Linthorpe Junior School, Middlesbrough.
PUBLICITY and WRITING
2016 Here and Now: Contemporary Tapestry
2015 Selvedge magazine studio feature
2014 Scotland on Sunday At Home feature
2012 Radical Thread. The 62 Group 1962-2012.
Selvedge magazine. Book review.
American Tapestry Alliance. ‘Following a thread’.
2010 British Textiles 1700 to the Present. V&A publication
2009 BBC Radio 4. Woman’s Hour. Knitted Lives.
CRAFTS on line. Design Exchange Review.
2008 The Fine Art of Tapestry Weaving. ANU School of Art Canberra.
2008 American Tapestry Alliance. Review of ‘Different Perspectives’.
2008 CRAFTS magazine. Collector.
2006 Selvedge magazine. Making the Connection.
2005 Embroidery magazine. Colours.
1996 Art Textiles ‘96