Work in Progress: Cross Stitch Panels This is another of the cross stitched panels that I have been working on recently. When complete there will be twelve of these panels which will be stitched together to form the final work of art. They are currently taking around 30 to 35 hours for me to stitch […]
I’m starting work on the final four panels for my latest piece of work and with that I’ve bought a new batch of embroidery thread to get me started. Fittingly for this time of year it’s quite a wintery palette I’m working with. It’ll no doubt be well into the new year before I have […]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xneFJRTrsRc The Institute of Sexology is the forthcoming new exhibition to be hosted by the Wellcome Collection in London. ‘The Institute of Sexology’ is a candid exploration of the most publicly discussed of private acts. Undress your mind and join us to investigate human sexuality at ‘The Institute’, the first of our longer exhibitions. Featuring […]
nyctophilia n. an abnormal preference for the night over the day. A preference for the night or darkness. .
Twenty First Century Unicorn Hunting This blog post outlines some of the background research that informed my “Hunt for the Unicorn” embroideries. It highlights the ways in which I’ve used symbolic references and metaphors, both in terms of content and materials, to reinforce some of the themes that I have been exploring through this work. […]
Made in Roath Open Exhibition Prize Winner I’m very chuffed to have been selected as one of the winners at the Made in Roath open exhibition in Cardiff this week. The exhibition is currently open at The Sho Gallery and was judged by Chris Brown (G39) and Ben Borthwick (formerly Tate, Artes Mundi). The exhibition […]
Bonnie Lucas’ Textile Assemblages As my practice has evolved over the last year or so I have started to move back into three dimensions as well as time based and performative practices rather than being focused on drawing and embroidery. With this in mind I have been taking a look back at uses of textiles […]