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Kathy Halper’s Social Media Inspired Embroidery

Kathy Halper’s Social Media Inspired Embroidery Kathy Halper is a textile artist based in the United States. She finds source material for embroidered artworks through the internet, more specifically though social media networks like Facebook. The content for Kathy’s embroidered drawings is sourced from status updates and photographs post online by teenagers. By embroidering these […]

Winter Threads

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 […]

C’est Celestial ‘C’est Celestial’ – One woman’s bittersweet memories of love. Experimental video art featuring re-appropriated 80’s pornographic footage from 35mm film reels. Co-directed by composer Marina Elderton (of C’est Celestial) and filmmaker Artemis Evlogimenou. I really rather like this short film by Artemis Evlogimenou and Marina Elderton. In many ways it reminds me of some […]

Twenty First Century Unicorn Hunting

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

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 […]