Print It 2022

I’m pleased to announce that a digital print of Sound of the Kenwood Chef will be on exhibition at Print It 2022. The mixed-media exhibition takes place at Aire Place Studios, Unit 2C, Aire Place Mills, Kirkstall Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS3 1JL, Monday 4th April – Friday 8th April 2022.

red hand embroidered words about my mum's home baking - part of Print It 2022
Sound of the Kenwood Chef
Print It 2022 Poster saying #PrintIt!
Print It 2022 Poster

Please visit the gallery to purchase an exhibition catalogue.

Bankley 2021 Opening Night

Exhibition preview evenings are full of artists, hustle and bustle and lots of wine. The Bankley 2021 Opening Night was no different, only this time I was was one of the nervous artists sharing my work. The venue has three floors of artist studios and has a wonderful creative energy – a perfect place to host the exhibition.

Bankley 2021 Opening Night - The outside of the Bankley Studios - a former industrial mill in the centre of Manchester
The outside of the Bankley Studios – a former industrial mill in the centre of Manchester

So this was a very nervous me at the Bankley Open Exhibition preview event .

Bankley 2021 Opening Night - me standing next to my red hand embroidered artwork
Me standing next to my artwork
list of artists displayed on a wall inside the gallery space
Exhibiting artists

The standard of work was very high. I looked around the gallery and realised I was the only textile art in the exhibition!

hand embroidered textile art featuring writing about my childhood in the 1970's
Sound of the Kenwood Chef
Bankley 2021 Opening Night  - people in the gallery space pausing to read The Sound of the Kenwood Chef
People paused and read the piece

A few days after the Bankley 2021 Opening Night a brilliant online review appeared in The Northern Quota, written by Eddie Toomer-McAlpine. You can read the full article below.

review of the exhibition
Quote: Northern Quota review of the exhibition

The exhibition is on throughout October. Please check the gallery for opening times. Bankley Studios & Gallery, Bankley Street, Levenshulme, Manchester M19 3PP.

Thank you fellow members of the Society for Embroidered Work and the Embroiderers’ Guild for giving me the confidence to enter!

Bankley Open 2021

Bankley Open 2021

I’m absolutely delighted to announce that “Sound of the Kenwood Chef” has been jury selected for the Bankley Open 2021. Bankley received over 325 submissions. Only 20 artworks were selected.

Bankley Open

“The Bankley Open Call is back! We invite submissions from artists working in any discipline. Approximately 20 artists will be chosen by a panel of judges to exhibit in the Bankley Open exhibition opening September 2021. The 1st prize winner will receive a solo show at Bankley Studios + Gallery alongside £500 prize money + £200 production fee. There will also be a £200 prize for the runner-up, as well as a Visitor Choice Prize.”

Bankley Studios and Gallery.
Sound of the Kenwood Chef
Sound of the Kenwood Chef

The exhibition opening night and awards ceremony is on 24th September 2021, 6-9pm
and is open from 25th September – 10th October 2021. Please check the gallery for opening times.

Bankley Studios & Gallery, Bankley Street, Levenshulme, Manchester M19 3PP.