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Past Events/Exhibitions

“No Shrinking Violets: Sewing the Seeds of Equality”

June to August, 2018; Nicholson Institute, Leek, Staffordshire

March, 2018; NEC; Birmingham 


“The Lie of the Land”

August to September, 2017; Town Hall, Bishops Castle, Shropshire 


“Earth’s Riches”

March to April, 2017; The Lally Gallery, Ilkeston, Derbyshire


“Ten Years On”

January, 2017;  Artrix, Bromsgove, Worcestershire


“Earth’s Riches”

March to April 2016; Fusion Gallery, Jackfield, Ironbridge

“Remnants and Traces”

October, 2015; Lighthouse Media Centre, Wolverhampton



“H-Art” Hereford Art Week 

September 2014; Ardvaark Books, The Bookery, Manor Farm, Brampton Bryan, Bucknell, Herefordshire SY7 ODH.


Nature in Art  – “Following a thread” 

April 2014; Wallworth Galley, GL2 9PA  


“Thread and Thrum“

September 2013; Ardvaark Books, The Bookery, Manor Farm, Brampton Bryan, Bucknell, Herefordshire SY7 ODH.


“Stretching Boundaries” 

6th June 2013 – 21st July 2013; Redditch Needle Museum, Redditch, Worcs

1st May 2013 – 4th June 2013; Secret Hills Discovery Centre, Craven Arms, Shropshire.


“Festivals and Celebrations” 

7th November 2012 – 3rd February 2013; Public Gallery, West Bromwich.

A highly acclaimed exploration of the gallery’s theme of “What is Art?”. Textile Art in a futuristic setting.



16th April 2012 – 27th May 2012; St Martin’s Church in the Bull Ring, Birmingham

St Martin Arts is a registered charity working to engage people in new, thought provoking and uplifting experiences of the arts.

We were proud to join with this city centre arts venue to provide an exhibition showing the best of contemporary and traditional textile art.


“Out of the Wardrobe, Fashioning a Life” 

14th January – 4th March 2012; Newcastle Museum and Art Gallery, Brampton Park, Newcastle under Lyme

Centred on the Betty Smither’s Design Collection, the exhibition featured costume from the 20 Century. Students from Stafford University joined with members of the Forum to gain access to this collection and to produce textile works inspired by it.


“Inspired by Flora” 

10th September – 5th November 2011; Nicholson Institute, Leek, North Staffordshire

The work displayed was extremely varied both in scale and content and showcased the best of traditional and contemporary textile art.

A subsequent article in the “Spinners, Weavers and Dyers Journal” gave this exhibition an excellent review.

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