'Louise Anderson creates hand woven textiles that are, by any standard, outstanding: they embody material and technical understanding of the highest order. Their aesthetic qualities are exceptional, achieving a quiet, harmonious simplicity which could easily be overlooked. Her textiles are finessed through her exceptional skill, commitment and judgement.' Quote by Lesley Millar (MBE, Professor of Textile Culture & Director Anglo Japanese Textile Research Centre.
Training & Experience
Senior Lecturer Textiles. University for the Creative Arts.
Textile Teacher (Visual Research). City Lit, Centre for Adult Learning, London.
Specialist Technical Instructor in Weave. The Royal College of Art, London.
Textile Technician. Woven Textile Specialism. University for the Creative Arts.
Learning Mentor & Learning Support Assistant. University for the Creative Arts.
Postgraduate Certificate Learning & Teaching in the Creative Arts. UCA.
Masters in Contemporary Textiles (With Distinction). UCA.
BA (Hons) Textile Design (1stClass Honours). UCA.
Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design & Technology (Award for Excellence).
Contemporary Applied Arts. London.
The Higher Education Academy.
The Textile Society
March 2019 Josef & Anni Albers Foundation. 2 month Artist Residency, Connecticut USA.
March 2019 A-N The Artist Information Company, Arts Bursary Award.
March 2019 Heritage Crafts 'Maker of the Year' Award 2019. 1 of 3 makers shortlisted for award.
March 2016 Theo Moorman Trust for Weavers. Awarded a Grant.
June 2013 Crysalis Young Professional Programme. The Textile Innovation Centre, Belgium.
March 2012 Theo Moorman Trust for Weavers. Awarded a Grant.
Oct'18 – Jan'19 Anni Albers, Tate Modern Exhibition London.
July 2017. Future Makers: Textiles by New & Emerging Artists. CAA, London.
Sept 2016. Thread....festival of Textiles. The Maltings, Farnham.
Mar - April'16 Gesture in Cloth, Festival of Textiles. Fashion & Textile Museum, London.
Mar - April'16 Textiles Surface and Structure. Festival of Textiles. F&T Museum, London.
Nov – Dec'14' Contemporary Textile Focus'. New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey.
Sept – Jan'14' Dyed Blue' indigo print in tradition and fashion. ULUV - The Centre for Folk Art
April – July'14 'A Taste of Textiles' - The Estate Grill, Great Fosters. A group exhibition with Alice
Kettle, Dionne Swift and Amanda J Simmons.
July - Sept'13 'Growing: Celebrating our past, exploring our future'. National Centre of Craft &
April - May'13 ‘Select 2013’, Stroud International Textiles.
Nov – Dec'12 Past Masters: MA Alumni Exhibition. James Hockey & Foyer Gallery
Aug - Oct'12 Contemporary Applied Arts. London. Focus Artist during London Design Festival.
Mar - April'12. Blue. Devon Guild of Craftsmen.
Nov 2011 Association Amitiés Tissées. Paris.
Aug 2011 MAde. MA Graduate Show. James Hockey Gallery, Farnham UK.
Jun - Sept'11. Blue. Flow Gallery, Nottinghill, London.
May 2011. Collect. Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York Square, London.
Aug 2010 Transition and Influence: the interface between cloth and culture.
Aug 2010 MAde. MA interim show. James Hockey Gallery, Farnham UK.
April 2010 Rising Stars. New Ashgate Gallery. Farnham, UK.
Mar 2010 The Farnham Maltings. Farnham, UK.
Nov 2009 Insight into Beauty. Contemporary Craft Inspired by Japan. Japan Embassy London.
May 2009 Techzibition. The James Hockey Gallery, Farnham, UK.
April 2009 The Farnham Maltings, Farnham, UK.
Jan 2009 Designers Crafts. The Society of Designer Craftsmen Mall Galleries, London.
Oct - Nov'08 Design Shibori. 7th International Shibori Symposium 2008.
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