Image: Insights work by Alison King photo credit Electric Egg.
The Textile Study Group has published a new book INSIGHTS, a reflection on creative practice in textile art. Through the publication and accompanying exhibition tour (details to be announced), the members of the Textile Study Group share their varied approaches to artistic practice: where ideas come from; how they develop and make work; where they work. All approaches are relevant, and differences are celebrated. INSIGHTS is edited by June Hill and Dr Melanie Miller, with additional essay contributions from Jane McKeating, Polly Binns, Claire Barber, Kay Greenlees and Lois Blackburn. The exhibition tour is curated by June Hill.
Image: Insights work by Jenny Bullen (detail) photo credit Electric Egg
The Textile Study Group is a UK-based group of nationally and internationally recognised textile artists and tutors. Its members’ work is varied in the themes addressed and techniques employed. Methods of work include hand stitch, machine stitch, quilting, constructed textiles, pieced textiles, lace-making, mixed-media, print, dye, sketchbooks and drawing, in both two and three dimensions. INSIGHTS includes work in progress and elements of process, as well as ‘finished’ work.
The Textile Study Group was originally established in 1973 to promote a high standard of design in stitched textiles and the teaching of embroidery. Membership is kept to a maximum of 25 experienced professional tutors, authors and exhibitors, who meet twice a year to work with an established artist and develop challenging experimental work and discussion dialogues. The Group also works with a mentor to have members’ work reviewed every five years, maintaining individual standards and personal challenges.
Image: My Other Colours (detail), Amarjeet Nandhra
INSIGHTS includes work by Lois Blackburn, Bobby Britnell, Jenny Bullen, Sarah Burgess, Penny Burnfield, Rosemary Campbell, Jean Draper, Janet Edmonds, Jan Evans, Alice Fox, Kay Greenlees, Gwen Hedley, Ruth Issett, Alison King, Sian Martin, Jan Miller, Sheila Mortlock, Amarjeet Nandhra, Mandy Pattullo, Shelley Rhodes, Mary Sleigh, Julia Triston, Dorothy Tucker, Ann Wheeler.
INSIGHTS is available from www.textilestudygroup.co.uk