EDUCATION 
1971-74     University of Newcastle upon Tyne 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

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.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
 - 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

 

MEMBERSHIPS
 - Visual Art Scotland. 
 - Contemporary Applied Arts, London.
 - 62 Group of Textile Artists.

AWARDS
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


PUBLIC COMMISSIONS
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

 

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