Exhibitions July 2017. Future Makers: Textiles by New and Emerging Artists. An exhibition in collaboration with Contemporary Applied Arts London and UCA Farnham. September 2016 Thread....festival of Textiles. The Maltings, Farnham. March - April 2016 Gesture in Cloth, Festival of Textiles. Fashion & Textile Museum, London. 'An installation of works selected to represent a breadth of approach as taken by seven professionals.' Curated by Linda Brassington. http://www.ftmlondon.org/ftm-exhibitions/festival-of-textiles-2016/ March - April 2016 Textiles Surface and Structure. Festival of Textiles. Fashion & Textile Museum, London. March 2016 Grant Awarded by the Theo Moorman Trust for Weavers Sept - Jan 2015 'Dyed Blue' indigo print in tradition and fashion. ULUV - The Centre for Folk Art Production, Bratislava. http://www.uluv.sk/en/web/where-in-uluv/uluv-galleries/uluv-gallery-bratislava/exhibitions-in-2014/e2809edyed-bluee2809c/ Sept - Jan 2015 'Contemporary Textile Focus'. New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey. May - July 2014 'A Taste of Textiles' - The Estate Grill, Great Fosters. A group exhibition with work from myself, Alice Kettle, Dionne Swift and Amanda J Simmons. July - Sept 2013 'Growing: Celebrating our past, exploring our future'. The National Centre of Craft & Design, Lincolnshire, UK. Nominated by Lesley Millar (MBE, Professor of Textile Culture & Director Anglo Japanese Textile Research Centre). June 2013 Selected for the Crysalis Young Professional Programme. TIO3 - Textiles Open Innovation Centre, Ronse, Belgium. April - May 2013 ‘Select 2013’, Stroud International Textiles. Museum in the Park, Stratford Park, Stroud UK. March 2013 Grant Awarded by the Theo Moorman Trust for Weavers 2012-13 Nov - Dec 2012 Past Masters: MA Alumni Exhibition. James Hockey & Foyer Gallery Sept - Oct 2012 Contemporary Applied Arts. London. Invited to be a Focus Artist during London Design Festival. March - April 2012 Blue. Devon Guild of Craftsmen. November 2011 Association Amitiés Tissées. Paris. An exhibition showcasing several young textile creators from four countries: France, Japan, Austria, UK. August 2011 Made. MA Graduate Show. James Hockey Gallery, Farnham UK. June-Sept 2011 Blue. Flow Gallery, Nottinghill, London. May 2011 Collect. Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York Square, London. August 2010 Transition and Influence: the interface between cloth and culture. Web Gallery: www.transitionandinfluence.com August 2010 Made. MA interim show. James Hockey Gallery, Farnham UK. April 2010 Rising Stars. New Ashgate Gallery. Farnham, UK. March 2010 The Farnham Maltings. Farnham, UK. November 2009 Insight into Beauty. Contemporary Craft Inspired by Japan. The Embassy of Japan, London. May 2009 Techzibition. The James Hockey Gallery, Farnham, UK. January 2009 Designers Crafts. The Society of Designer Craftsmen, The Mall Galleries, London. Oct-Nov 2008 Design Shibori. 7th International Shibori Symposium 2008:International student exhibition at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. July 2008 New Designers. Business Design Centre, Islington, London. June 2008 BA Textiles Graduate Show. UCA Farnham, UK.
Education 2012-2014 Postgraduate Certificate for Learning & Teaching in the Creative Arts 2009-2011 Masters in Contemporary Textiles. UCA Farnham, UK. 2005-2008 BA Hons Textiles Design (First Class). UCA, Farnham, UK. 1995-1998 Fashion Design & Technology, Advanced Diploma. Wellington Polytechnic, New Zealand.
Awards March 2016 Theo Moorman Trust for Weavers. Awarded a Grant. June 2013 Selected for the Crysalis Young Professional Programme. The Textile Innovation Centre, Ronse, Belgium. March 2012 Theo Moorman Trust for Weavers. Awarded Grant towards a research project. July 2008 ‘New Designers’ Awards Received: Selvedge Award, Melin Tregwynt Promising Talent Award also nominated for Worshipful Company of Weavers Associate Prize. 1998 Rembrant Suits Award for Excellence 1998: Top Student, NZ. 1997 Dupont Lycra Award: 1st in swimwear category & Supreme Award, NZ.
Residencies 2008-2009 Artist in Residence. University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, UK.
Professional Bodies From 2011 Member of Contemporary Applied Arts. London. From 2014 The Higher Education Academy.