Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Affordable Art Fair, London, 21-24 Oct 2010

Just a quickie to let you know that you can see a selection of my framed jacquard artworks and resin sculptures at the Affordable Art Fair with the Interior Angle Gallery, stand F3 in London this week.

The fair is open to the public from Thurs 21st to Sunday 24th and can be found in the Battersea Park.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Cardiff Design Festival 2010 awards

I was delighted to be commissioned once again this year to create the Cardiff Design Festival Awards.  The theme behind this years events is 'into the light', and the ceremony is being held at the Coal Exchange in Cardiff Bay.  I therefore opted to have dark blue, grey and charcoal threads (to represent the coal) in silk cotton and linen merging in to silver lurex and light reflective threads. Winners to be announced this evening.

Monday, October 11, 2010

My other blog.....

Just a quick little reminder that I have just set up another blog, where I will be collecting together all the interesting weave related 'stuff' that I come across on my travels and online research.  I hope in time it will build up to become a valuable source of information for everyone interested in contemporary woven textiles in art, design, craft, fashion, science and industry.

Please do follow this link to the warp and weft blog and if you like what you see, subscribe and forward the info on to your contacts.

Many thanks.

Some more photo's from the warp+weft exhibition at Oriel Myrddin

Have been delivering a series of gallery talks at Oriel Myrddin over the past few weeks, and took the opportunity before speaking to my West Wales School of the Arts textiles students last week to take some more pictures of the exhibition. The show is on until the 31st October.

Ptolemy Mann in foreground, Peter Collingwood, Ann Sutton and Hiroko Takeda on wall.

Ainsley Hillard

Ismini Samanidou with Gary Allson

L-R Ann Sutton, Hiroko Takeda

Laura Thomas

Reiko Sudo, Nuno

Reiko Sudo, Nuno

Priti Vega

Sue Hiley Harris

Makeba Lewis

Ann Sutton

Hiroko Takeda

Ann Richards

Kathy Shicker

Lucy McMullen

Ann Sutton

Hiroko Takeda

Priti Vega in foreground, Peter Collingwood and Ann Sutton on wall

Sunday, October 10, 2010

New Melin Tregwynt colourways @ 100% Design

I've been working with Melin Tregwynt for many years - all stemming from a work placement I undertook with the company when I was in the second year of my BA in Woven Textiles.  Over the last year, I've been doing lots of CAD colourways of their archive and contemporary fabrics...... and the latest batch was launched at 100% Design last month.  It was the first time I'd seen the selected colourways 'in the flesh' and I was delighted.... all my favourites colours!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Material Matters, Howard Gardens Gallery, UWIC, Cardiff 4th-28th October

Next week a new exhibition featuring some of my jacquard and resonate works opens in the Howard Gardens Gallery in UWIC (University of Wales in Cardiff).

For this exhibition coinciding with the Cardiff Design Festival, I find myself in very illustrious company. I'm exhibiting alongside a very international line-up of contemporary textile artists: Keireine Canavan, Philippa Lawrence, Cathy Treadaway, Helen Watkins, Brett Alexandrer (Australia), Catherine Bebout (USA) and Ainsley Hillard.

The private view is on the 7th October - so if you're in town, drop me a line and I'll email you further details.