Approved: 06.09.2006

Christine Elliott Grey

Artist, Maker

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Approved: 06.09.2006

The work explores the relationship between text and textile with language as landscape. Words are woven on an open warp or embroidered on dissolving fabric so the words appear against a void. The current interest is in stitching unreadable poems on paper and gessoed fabric - the Blank Verse series continues a long standing theme of something and nothing.

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  • Location: Wells-next-the-sea, East
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Art historical research, Private commissions
  • Categories: Book Works, Intervention, Mixed Media, Text, Textiles
 

Biography

The work explores the relationship between text and textile with language as landscape. Words are woven on an open warp or embroidered on dissolving fabric so the words appear against a void. The current interest is in stitching unreadable poems on paper and gessoed fabric - the Blank Verse series continues a long standing theme of something and nothing.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2006 - MA Textile Culture, Distinction, School of Art & Design Solo exhibitions 2011 - Wordworks, Cambridge Buddhist Centre, Cambridge 2007 - Solo exhibition, New Hall, Cambridge Group exhibitions 2010 - Textile Show, The Old Stables, Diss 2009 - Hung and Drawn, Landguard Fort , Suffolk 2009 - Landguard Hung and Drawn, Landguard Fort, Felixstowe 2009 - Salt of the Earth, Salthouse Church, Norfolk 2006 - Salthouse Church, Norfolk 2004 - Tadlow Granary, Wandlebury, Cambs 2003 - The Babylon Gallery, Ely 2001 - Orleans Gallery, Twickenham 2000 - Haddenham Gallery, Cambs 2000 - Mansfield Museum, Notts 1999 - Ely Museum, Cambs 1997 - Pallant House, Chichester 1996 - Stansfield Park, Hants 1993 - Gloucester Folk Museum Artist talks 2011 - Artist's talk, Cambridge Buddhist Centre, Newmarket Road, Cambridge 2008 - Text as textile, Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia, Norwich Workshops 2008 - Marking Space, Swansea Metropolitan University, Swansea 2008 - Talking textiles, Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia, Norwich 2008 - Tapestry weaving, Cottenham Village College, Cambridgeshire Private commissions 2003 - Embroidered banner for Freemasonry Lodge, Porta Lodge, Ely, Cambs 2001 - Tapestry 8' x 4' commissioned by private client 1999 - Commissioned tapestry for private client Competitions, prizes and awards 1995 - Eastern Arts Board Individual Artists Award 1995 - Edward James Foundation bursary Publications 2009 - TEXTILE:Journal of Cloth & Culture 2008 - TEXTILE:Journal of Cloth & Culture 2003 - BBC Good Homes Feb issue 2002 - BBC Good Homes Dec issue 2001 - Make it, Sept issue