Hello 2023

A new year is here and I’m looking forward to the exciting things 2023 has in store. Last year was a very busy year for me, lots of teaching and exhibitions. In December, I turned 43 and celebrated 10 years of freelance life. Things have changed since those early days as an artist and tutor and I’ve worked with some incredible people and organisations. I can’t wait to see what the next 10 years will bring.

As well as reflecting on the last year I’ve been busy organising new projects and creating new work for exhibitions and events. Here are a few of the things I’m working on in 2023…

I’m working with Stitched-up-theatre on their exciting project The Unravelling Fantasia of Miss H. Throughout January and February I will be running a series of textile workshops with women’s groups across Yorkshire. I will be running open sessions with Leftbank in Leeds on Saturday 4 February and The Artworks in Halifax on Tuesday 7 February.

In 2022, I took part in North Yorkshire Open Studios for the first time. I’m looking forward to this year’s event and the preview exhibition in the heart of the North York Moors. The exhibition runs from 11 February to 21 May – North Yorkshire Open Studios Exhibition, Inspired By…Gallery. You can find out more on the gallery’s website.

If you’re visiting London in April you can see my work Harbouring as part of Warped, an exhibition by Prism Textiles members. The exhibition runs from 20 April to 1 May at The Art Pavilion, Mile End and is supported by Tower Hamlets.

In June I will be taking part in North Yorkshire Open Studios, on Saturday 3, Sunday 4, Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 my studio doors will be open to the public. Come along and find out more about my work and techniques, you might even get to see Dolly!

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