Art Textiles: Made in Britain
Art Textiles: Made in Britain comprises of Bethan Ash, Louise Baldwin, Pauline Barnes, Jessica Grady, Cas Holmes, Rosie James, Edwina Mackinnon, Sandra Meech, Sylvia Paul, Stephanie Redfern, and Christine Restall, some of the leading textile artists working in Britain today.
In our THE ARTISTS section you can also see images of all our members' work, and information and contact details about each artist.
We sadly lost one of our founding members, the lovely Ineke Berlyn in February 2017. She was much loved and admired, and such a positive and life enhancing person throughout her illness. There is a selection of her work in our THE ARTISTS section, and in our group exhibitions section.
Our aim is to promote British art textiles and to ensure their future; to introduce them to new audiences and to continually stretch the boundaries with new, vibrant work.
Every two years we mount a brand new themed exhibition of work, and since 2014 this new exhibition has premiered at the Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, UK, before touring to several venues around the UK.
For 2020 at the Festival of Quilts our latest theme is Found. This fantastic theme will offer our members a wonderful opportunity to make some innovative new work, which will be firstly be shown at the NEC, Birmingham, in August 2020, and then will tour to a number of venues.
We have two new guest artists this year, Shuya Cheng and Sarah Waters. You can see their work in the GUEST ARTISTS section of the website.
UPDATE: WE WILL NOW BE SHOWING FOUND AT THE FESTIVAL OF QUILTS 2021.
Our theme for 2018 was Wild, and some amazing work was shown in our Festival of Quilts gallery in 2018. This gallery was one of the most popular exhibitions at the show, with visitors enjoying and appreciating the range of work and talent on show.
Go to the GROUP EXHIBITIONS page from the menu above, to see images of Wild, Concealed, our 2016 themed show, and our 2014 debut show, Identity, as well as the dates of our exhibitions.
Most of our members teach workshops and courses throughout the year, and take part in exhibitions. Why not take a look at their websites and blogs to see what is coming up; the links are in the Artists section on this website.
Don’t forget that you can keep up with us on Facebook, where we will be keeping our page fresh and interesting. We will be posting images and news about other work we are undertaking, together with news about what various members of the group are up to.
We do hope you will enjoy these posts and that they will allow you to get to know all of us and our work even better.
We are an exhibiting group of professional artists and currently are unfortunately not open to new members unless stated. We are also, as a group, unable to offer opinions on work or offer mentoring.
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