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Exhibitions and Work Undertaken

Exhibitions

2020

Sept - Nov 2020 - A Walk in Autumn, Chalk's Gallery, Lymington

Sept- Nov 2020 The Big Pause Virtual Exhibition, Artful Collective

Sept 2020 ‘<<Strategy:Get Arts>> Virtual exhibition, Demarco Archives, Summerhall, Edingburgh

Aug - Oct 2020 - Wiltshire Creative Summer Open, Salisbury Arts Centre

Aug -Dec 2020 - 'Kaleidoscope' Virtual International Feltmakers Association exhibition

August 2020   - 'Found' guest artist with Art Textiles:Made in Britain,Festival Quilts, NEC Birmingham (postponed until 2021)

2019
May -July 2019  - Warp and Weft II, Solo Show, Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham
Mar -May 2019  - Warp and Weft I, Solo Show, New Milton Arts Centre
Feb -Mar 2019  - ‘Demarco in Dunoon: Homage to Joseph Beuys in the Celtic World of Dunoon.’ Joint exhibition, Dunoon Burgh Hall, Argyll & Bute, Scotland
Jan- 23 Feb 2019  - ‘Venus in the Landscape’ Salisbury Arts Centre

2018
Oct-Dec 2018  - Selected for solo gallery World Festival Threads, Toronto Canada
Sept 2018  - ‘Homage to Beuys’ Joint exhibition, Demarco Archives, Summerhall, Edingburgh

2017
Oct, Nov 2017  - ‘Stone’ -Twisted Thread’s Knitting & Stitching Solo Show (London, Dublin and Harrogate)
May 2017  - ‘Under the Microscope’-Joint exhibition with artist Helen Sill, Rum’s Eg Gallery, Romsey

2016
Jun 2016  - ‘From the Earth Textiles’ Exhibition, Hertfordshire
Jan 2016 -  ‘Lithic’ alongside artist Peter Jackman, New Ashgate Gallery, Surrey
Nov 2016  - MADE Brighton, Brighton
Nov 2016  - Contemporary Textiles Exhibition, New Ashgate Gallery, Surrey
Oct 2016  - ‘Stitched’ – Romsey Abbey, Hants

2015

Jan 2015 25x25x25 Society of Designer Craftsmen, Mall Galleries, London
Summer 2015 Flitti ‘Black & White’ Finnish Felt Association, Jamsa, Finland

July 2014 10 out of 6, Degree Show, Desborough College, Eastleigh
2011-2014 Hampshire Schools Sustainability Project
April 2011 Lead artist -Woodgreen Community Felt Banner Project
2010-present Art tutor on international cruise ships
June 2009 Lead artist- Cranborne Community Hall Mural Project
2004-Present Hampshire Open Studios (10 days annually)
2002 Lead artist Hale primary school Felt Hat project

Education and Awards

2019 Member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen – Awarded full membership (juried)
2016 Salisbury Contemporary Craft and Heritage Festival ‘Best Local Maker’ Award
2011-2014 Foundation Degree in Arts (Stitched Textiles) Eastleigh College, with Distinction
2006-2007 City and Guilds Level 1 & 2 in Embroidery, City College, Southampton
1992 Runner Up – Daily Mail Young Countrywoman of the Year
1988 NatWest and NFU Venture Cash winner – £1000 research project into fine wool production
1988 Winner -Graduate Enterprise Program, Bristol
1985-1988 Seale-Hayne Agricultural College, Devon -HND in Agriculture, with Merit

Publications

2019 Embroiders’ Guild SEW magazine
2018 FiberArtsNow magazine-selected and featured felt artist
2018 Grima-Danish International Felt Magazine
2017 ‘Stone’ – International Feltmakers Magazine
2016 Worldwide Colours of Felt by Ellen Bakker – work included
2016 Felt Collars –Workshop on the Web
2015 Who and I? – Felt Matters, International Feltmakers Magazine
2014 Indigo Dyeing -Felt Matters, International Feltmakers Magazine
2012 Woodgreen Community Felt Project – Felt Matters, international Feltmakers magazine

Memberships

Full Member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen (MSDC)
Joint regional Co-ordinator of the IFA (International Feltmakers Association)

Member of the Society of Scottish Artists

Member of Artful Collective

TESTIMONIALS

So inspirational. Wonderful work!

Amazing !

Fabulous display and love the designs and restricted colours 

Your gallery is awesome..well done!

Truly amazing work - You have inspired me to try feltmaking. Thank you for sharing your work with us.

 © 2020 by Sarah Waters, New Forest, U.K.

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