Marilyn RathboneArtist, Maker
My work is minimalist, a unique combination of research, art/textiles and box-making. Sometimes, my research uncovers an underlying political, social or historical issue and, when it does, the issue may become the focus of the piece. At other times, humour plays a part. My goal is to blend concept and content as simply as possible. I'd like the viewer's fingers to tingle with delight, not because the work is beautiful to look at but because it has been beautifully resolved and has integrity.
|Location||Worthing, South East|
|Activities||Practice-based research, Workshops, Private commissions, Studio practice|
|Artforms / type of project||Book Works, Research, Sculpture, Text, Textiles|
|Tags||Conceptual art, Process art, Research based art, narrow wares, braiding, Medieval techniques, Lucet, Inkle weaving, Kumihimo, box making|
News & Events
The Bauhaus Braids
Kandinsky saw colours as shapes. Numbers can be shapes, too. Colours, shapes and numbers combine in the creation of a set of three fine silk braids – on exhibition now at Upfront Gallery, CA11 9TG
62 Group - Now
17/03/2015 – 10/05/2015
Upfront Gallery, Nr Hutton-in-the-Forest, Unthank, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 9TG
I'm delighted that my piece, "The Bauhaus Braids" has been selected for this 62 Group Show
Braid Society Biennial Exhibition
13/10/2014 – 25/10/2014
Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, RG1 3BQ
An international exhibition of Narrow Wares. I'm exhibiting "100 Metres Dash" - a hundred metres of hand-braided, fine silk braid worked in the colours of the Olympic symbol.
Following the Thread - an intuitive approach to textile art
Wesley Hall, Methodist Church, London Road, Horsham, RH12 1AN
Marilyn will be showing a selection of her work and talking about the ways in which intuition shapes her practice.
The British Textile Art Exhibition 62@50 (dedicated to Shizuko Kimura who sadly died last year)
10/12/2013 – 25/01/2014
Koyo Gallery, Showa Women’s University, 1-7 Taishido Setagaya Ku, Tokyo, Japan, 154-8533, Opening hours: 12 noon to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday
I'm delighted that my piece, “Pastimes”, has been selected for this 62 Group exhibition. Pastimes is a celebration of the game of draughts, handmade buttons, and bygone times.