In June I was absolutely thrilled to hear that I had been shortlisted for the Fine Art Textile Award 2022.
For those that are unfamiliar with the Award the FATA is an international juried exhibition that is held annually. As well as showing at the Festival of Quilts the exhibition is also shown at the Knitting and Stitching Shows in London (6 – 9 October) and Harrogate (17 – 20 November).
The award judges said: “Following rigorous selection, the final award shorlist presents the very best in cutting edge work. The Fine Art Textile Award is a unique exhibition which seeks to demonstrate the high standards of expression and skill in the artistic medium of conceptual textiles today. We were pleased to see a wide spectrum of approaches across textile mediums and techniques reflected in the 160 works submitted.”
Leeds Summer Group Show 2022
Over the summer Peg Plan Study II was selected for the Leeds Summer Group Show. This is an annual group show that Court Spencer began in 2015. 198 artists from all over the world submitted works in response to the open call out and from these 45 were selected to be part of the exhibition. The Leeds based selection panel included:
Dr Laura Claveria -a curator at Leeds Art Gallery who is responsible for the works on paper collection and the Leeds Picture Library, an art loaning scheme.
Lorna Johnson -a Leeds based artist working across a range of materials to make sculptural objects, installations, assemblages, collage and photography. She is currently doing a practice-led PhD at Leeds University.
Georgina Maud -has a background in landscape management, art history and business, and is head of Arts and Creative Development for the Leeds property developers Rushbond.
Rosie Vohra -a Leeds based artist who has exhibited widely, was included in the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2015 and is a founding member of Leeds-based Precious Art Collective.
Court Spencer -an Australian artist, curator and collaborator who founded the Leeds Summer Group Show. She has been working in Leeds since 2005.
Court says “It really is a joyful and eclectic exhibition that celebrates contemporary artists working across a range of mediums and styles. The exhibition will also be available online via http://www.courtspencer.com.” Ref: https://leedsplayhouse.org.uk/events/leeds-summer-group-show/
i gam o gam
The first exhibition of 2022 took place at Stiwdio Maelor in Corris, Wales. The exhibition, i gam o gam, was open during February and showcased fantastic works by 25 artists from across the UK who work in weave, print and alternative photography.
The venue, Stiwdio Maelor, was established in July 2014 by Australian artist Veronica Calarco to provide residency opportunities for artists and writers from the UK and other parts of the world. Do check out the website https://stiwdiomaelor.com
I’m pleased to have three works selected for this group exhibition running from 21 – 31 October 2021 at The Art Pavilion, London.