Approved: 16.08.2006

Jilli Blackwood

Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts
A textile is expected to behave in a certain way, to be laid across a bed, to clothe and protect us from the elements or to flutter in the sky proclaiming a nation's existence. My fabrics are there to be looked at in contrasts to their surroundings and to challenge the viewer to re-think their perceptions of the function of fabric. The very nature of my work in which a wide variety of

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  • Location: Glasgow, Scotland
 

Biography

Concepts A textile is expected to behave in a certain way, to be laid across a bed, to clothe and protect us from the elements or to flutter in the sky proclaiming a nation's existence. My fabrics are there to be looked at in contrasts to their surroundings and to challenge the viewer to re-think their perceptions of the function of fabric. The very nature of my work in which a wide variety of fibres are mixed together, sewn and cut defies the precision of modern design not detracting from it but complementing it. Influences Culture, Landscape, Emotions, own gender (Female) Career path 1986 to the present, Self employed Artist working in Textiles 1986 Glasgow School of Art, 1st Class BA Hons, Art & Design

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2011 - The Knitting and Stitching Exhibition, Alexandra Palace, London 2005 - Expressions, Private Gallery, Los Angeles, USA 2005 - Threaded & Shredded, Julie Artisans' Gallery, New York City, USA 2003 - The Joy of Living, Collins Gallery, Strathclyde University, Glasgow 2001 - Textiles, The Hub, Edinburgh 1992 - Textiles, Running Ridge Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA 1991 - Textiles, The Gatehouse Glasgow 1990 - Textiles, Craft Council Shop, Victoria and Albert Museum, London Group exhibitions 2011 - The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia Conference Centre, USA 2010 - Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London 2010 - Meet Your Maker, National Museums Scotland , Edinburgh 2008 - Collect, Victoria & Albert Museum, London 2007 - The Cutting Edge, The National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh, Touring 2007 - Visual Art Scotland, The Mound, Edinburgh 2003 - Textiles, Craft Councils Shop, V&A Museum 2003 - Textiles, The Green Gallery, Aberfoyle 2002 - Men in Skirts, Victoria & Albert Museum, London 2002 - S.O.F.A., Applied Art Fair, Chicago, USA 2001 - Rise & Shine, The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Devon 2000 - Satellites of Fashion, The British Council, South America and Eastern Europe 2000 - To Boldly Sew Textiles for the 21st Century, McManus Gallery, Dundee; City Arts Centre, Edinburgh 1998 - British Red Cross 'Artist in Arms', London 1998 - Satels of Fashion, Craft Council, London and touring 1995 - 100 Years Emb and Weave Touring, Glasgow School of Art 1995 - Raw Materials, Contemporary Scottish Textiles Touring 1993 - Crossing Borders Touring, CCA, Cambridge 1992 - Out of the Frame, Craft Council, London, Touring Nationally 1992 - Textiles Today, Bury St Edmonds Gallery Live/Performance 2010 - Director of Costume, The Commonwealth Games, Flag Handover Ceremony, Delhi, India Workshops 2008 - Identity, The Big Lottery Project, Barrhead Youth Group, Neilston, Glasgow 2008 - WordPlay, Scotstoun Primary School, Glasgow Residencies 2010 - Meet Your Maker, National Museums Scotland , Edinburgh Public commissions 2010 - Tilda, National Museums Scotland Edinburgh, Edinburgh 2008 - Synergy, Biocon, Bangalore, India 2008 - The Huddle, Kraken Publishing, The Celtic Opus 2007 - Rythmn, The Beatson, Oncology Hospital, Gartnavel, Glasgow 2006 - Embroidered Cakes, Miss Cranston's Cake Stand, The Mackintosh Gallery, Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow 2006 - Sunset Strip, Aberdeen Asset Management, London 2005 - Brithers be..., The US Consulate, Edinburgh Educational experience - primary 2010 - Inspirational Festival , Primary Schools, Glasgow Publications 2011 - Embroidery 2007 - Surface Design, 'The Girl in The Hat'