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Mary Delaney | Paper Cut/Collage Artist

Translator I have begun reading a biography of Mary Delaney (1700-1788) over the weekend. Written by Molly Peacock and entitled the Paper Garden: Mrs Delaney Begins Her Life’s Work at 72, the book reads more like a treatise on creativity and … Continue reading

19. March 2013 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Shane Waltner at Siobhan Davies Studios

TranslatorDrawn to motion, written in space, stitched over time by Shane Waltener 12 January – 11 March 2012, Free entry, drop-in at Siobhan Davies Studios Shane Waltener, an artist renowned for his large-scale interactive textile installations, presents an exhibition of … Continue reading

06. January 2012 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Rachel Gomme | Hour (for Penelope)

Translator Hour (for Penelope) is a 24-hour durational performance by artist Rachel Gomme in the Libeskind Building at London Metropolitan University, Holloway Road, London N7. The performance will take place on the 21/22 of October from 6:00 pm to 6:00 … Continue reading

18. October 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Grayson Perry | The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman

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26. September 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Michael Brennand Wood at ACAD

Translator The ACAD Fibre Department is very excited to present world renowned visual artist Michael Brennand-Wood to kick-off our new scholastic year. There are two events associated with Michael’s visit: Lecture “Pretty Deadly” Monday, September 12 at 5:30 pm in … Continue reading

30. August 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Love Lace

Translator134 artists from 20 countries unleash their passion for lace in this spectacular exhibition of winning entries and finalists in the Powerhouse Museum International Lace Award. Lace offers the mystery of concealment and the subtle interplay of space, light and … Continue reading

16. August 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Freddie Robins | The Perfect

Translator“‘It’s not perfect, but who cares?’ Well I do. I enjoy imperfection in you and yours but not in me and mine. I am very attracted to the imperfections, failings, and roughness of the material world. I enjoy the evidence … Continue reading

27. June 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Shane Waltner | Stitching Circle #1

Translator Artist Shane Waltener is well known for dramatically transforming spaces using a wide variety of techniques and materials. From 7-10 October, Shane will transform the entrance to the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace. Organised by Birmingham-based Craftspace, … Continue reading

07. October 2010 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Lesley Bricknell | Collaboration

TranslatorI have recently made a collaborative piece of work with another artist entirely through the medium of our respective blogs with no face to face contact! I have long admired Marion Michell’s combination of poetry and objects, often knitted or … Continue reading

01. April 2010 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Lesley Bricknell | feather in my cap

Translator Lesley Bricknell (2010) I am starting to work with feathers again inspired by the phrase ‘broken wing’. A phrase mentioned to me by fellow blogger Marion. Feathers feature in my work from time to time. I am currently working … Continue reading

05. March 2010 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Shane Waltener at C4RD

Translator Shane Waltener’s exhibition at C4RD is an exploration of the practice of drawing through needlecraft and lace making.  The artist uses textile weaving techniques to create a new series of works. Musical and dance notation, architectural plans, and scientific … Continue reading

18. January 2010 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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all that glistens…

Translator I’ve recently come across British artist Richard Wright winner of the prestigious Turner Prize. And by the skin of his teeth as he is only 6 months off the deadline of 50 years old. Whilst the Turner prize has … Continue reading

17. December 2009 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3…

Translator Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3… is an exploratory surgery on the intangible remains of meaning. Chosen objects are employed as malleable locations from which to treat and extract notions of value and meaninglessness. Featuring work by Charlotte Patton, Holly … Continue reading

31. October 2009 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Taking Time: Craft and the Slow Revolution

Translator Garland #21 (stepping and stitching), a new piece commissioned for the exhibition Taking Time: Craft and the Slow Revolution will be kick started with a performance on Friday 23rd October at 7pm, at the Waterhall, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Garland #21 is … Continue reading

21. October 2009 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Bernie Lubell at FACT

TranslatorI recently had the pleasure of meeting artist Bernie Lubell at Fact (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) in Liverpool.  Prior to my visit to Fact I had no knowledge  at all of Bernie Lubell’s work.  He seemed delighted to learn, however, … Continue reading

20. October 2009 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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