Art Textiles: Made in Britain
comprises of Louise Baldwin, Pauline Barnes, Hilary Beattie, Ineke Berlyn, Cas Holmes, Rosie James, Edwina Mackinnon, Sandra Meech, Stephanie Redfern, Christine Restall, and Jenny Rolfe, some of the leading textile artists working in Britain today.
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.
We have been very fortunate in that Upper Street Events, who run The Festival of Quilts and The Knitting and Stitching Shows, share our vision and want to celebrate and promote British art textiles, and have agreed to give us a permanent home at The Festival of Quilts, at the NEC, Birmingham, UK.
Every two years we will mount a brand new exhibition of work, and this gallery will premiere at the Festival of Quilts.
British art textiles continue to develop and evolve, and as part of this evolution we have invited two major textile artists as guests to join us in our Gallery at the Festival of Quilts in 2016.
Rachel Gornall and Sylvia Paul will be presenting new work based upon our theme 'Concealed'.
We are very much looking forward to exhibiting with them, so make sure not to miss the best Gallery in the show!
See their work by going to our Artists section via the menu bar above, where you can also see images of all our members' work, and information and contact details about each artist.
Scroll right down to see Sylvia and Rachel's work.
The artists who comprise the group cover a wide range of textile art interpretations and styles which makes for some very exciting and diverse exhibitions.
Our first exhibition was held at the Festival of Quilts, NEC, Birmingham in 2014.
It's title was 'Identity'. It proved to be very successful gallery, and was one of the most popular exhibitions in the whole show.
For images of our gallery, go to the GROUP EXHIBITIONS page, on the menu above, where you can also see the dates of all our 2016 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. It’s always good to have some history of the artists we view, it adds another dimension to the work.
We are an exhibiting group of professional artists and currently are unfortunately not open to new members.