Shoddy work: challenging assumptions about disabled women artists

As mentioned in an earlier post, I was invited to submit an essay for a publication that formed part of the Cut Cloth project on contemporary textiles and feminism, organised by Sarah-Joy Ford. The beautiful publication was launched last night at the Whitworth in Manchester, and is available to buy on the Cut Cloth website. … More Shoddy work: challenging assumptions about disabled women artists

Not quiet & orderly

So, here is my presentation from this week’s Heritage Show + Tell. The rule for Show + Tell is strict: three slides, three minutes, so you have to be very disciplined! The other presentations were all really interesting and engaging. Mills and Boom: falling back in love with our textile mills by Deborah Wall from Historic England was … More Not quiet & orderly

Cut Cloth: contemporary textiles and feminism

I was delighted to be invited to contribute an essay for a publication to accompany the Cut Cloth project.  Cut Cloth contemplates the rise in popularity of art textiles and its impact on its value as a specifically feminist mode of expression. The project features an exhibition at the Portico Library in Manchester, 9th June … More Cut Cloth: contemporary textiles and feminism

Books, rhubarb, shoddy #InternationalArtistsBookFair

Shoddy had a great time at the 20th International Contemporary Artists Book Fair at the Tetley in Leeds last weekend. You can see the list of exhibitors here: As well as the Shoddy publication, our stall showed work by two of the artists who took part in the exhibition. Carrie Scott Huby and Vickie … More Books, rhubarb, shoddy #InternationalArtistsBookFair

UK AIDS Memorial Quilt

The AIDS Memorial Quilt Conservation Partnership is reaching out to anyone who was involved in creating the UK’s AIDS Memorial Quilt. #AIDSQuiltUK The UK’s AIDS Memorial Quilt is an irreplaceable piece of social history and remembrance of those who died of HIV and AIDS in the 80s and 90s. The quilt has been in storage for several years now … More UK AIDS Memorial Quilt

Lorina Bulwer’s mind worked fast, but her method was slow

The Shoddy workshop about Lorina Bulwer’s workhouse embroideries was a fascinating – and tantalising – session. It gave us a chance to find out about Lorina’s life and what it might have been like for her in the workhouse, but because a limited amount is known about her, we had loads of questions as well! … More Lorina Bulwer’s mind worked fast, but her method was slow

Kicking Up a Dust

There are still a few of the artists from the original Shoddy exhibition in April that I haven’t featured on this blog. In some cases, this was because their work was difficult to represent and do credit to, perhaps because of the media used. Katy White’s audio visual piece in the exhibition, Kicking Up A … More Kicking Up a Dust