Approved: 21.07.2007

Marilyn Rathbone

Artist, Maker

Approved: 21.07.2007

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

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  • Location: Worthing, South East
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Workshops, Private commissions, Studio practice
  • Categories: Research, Sculpture, Text, Textiles
  • Tags: Conceptual art, Process art, Research based art, narrow wares, braiding, Medieval techniques, Lucet, Inkle weaving, Kumihimo, box making
 
 

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    Biography

    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.

    CV & Education

    AWARDS AND HONOURS:

    • 2002, William Northam Prize for Academic Excellence
    • 1997, Bishop Otter Trustees Award: textiles
    • 1998, Bishop Otter Trustees Award: mixed media
    • 1999, Bishop Otter Trustees Award: overall winner

    COLLECTIONS:

    • Welbeck Abbey, Worksop, Nottinghamshire
    • Bishop Otter Collection, Chichester University

    PRIZE EXHIBITIONS / OPEN COMPETITIONS:

    • 2008, South Australian Museum, Adelaide, Australia
    • 2008, Beca Gallery, New Orleans, USA
    • 2006, The Beetroot Tree, Draycot, Derby
    • 2004, Sherborne House, Dorset
    • 2002, Beatrice Royal Contempory Art Gallery, Eastleigh, Hampshire
    • 2001, Artsway, Sway, Hampshire
    • 2000, Art Textiles 2, Bury St. Edmunds (touring to March 2002)

    ONE / TWO PERSON SHOWS:

    • 2003, Solo Show, The Otter Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex
    • 2002, Joint Show, Worthing Museum and Art Gallery, West Sussex 

    GROUP SHOWS:

    • 2015, Upfront Gallery, Penrith, Cumbria
    • 2014, Koyo Gallery, Showa Women’s University, Tokyo, Japan
    • 2013, Constance Howard Gallery, Goldsmiths University of London
    • 2012, Textile Gallery, Knitting & Stitching Show, London, Dublin, Harrogate
    • 2012, Holden Gallery, Manchester
    • 2012, Platt Hall Gallery of Costume, Manchester
    • 2011, Gallery Oldham, Greater Manchester
    • 2010, Collins Gallery, Glasgow
    • 2010, Museum Rijswijk, Netherlands
    • 2009, Manchester Metropolitan University
    • 2009, Hub: National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford, Lincolnshire
    • 2007, Textile Gallery, Knitting & Stitching Show, Birmingham, London, Dublin, Harrogate
    • 2006, Hove Museum & Art Gallery, East Sussex
    • 2005, Cambridge Museum of Zoology, Cambridge
    • 2004, Millennium Galleries, Sheffield
    • 2003, The Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshire
    • 1999, Urban Romantics, The Bargate Centre, Southampton 

    TALKS / PRESENTATIONS:

    • 2014, Following the Thread – an Intuitive Approach to Textile Art, Horsham, W. Sussex
    • 2012, 100 Metres Dash, Fields of Vision Conference of the Arts in Sport, Leeds
    • 2012, 100 Metres Dash, Pechakucha Night, Pallant House, Chichester, W. Sussex
    • 2003, The Pavement Works Collection - an Intuitive Journey, Chichester University
    • 2002, Presentation - Part and Parcel of the Artwork, Northbrook College, W. Sussex

    EDUCATION / QUALIFICATIONS:

    • 1996 – 2002, Chichester University, First Class BA Hons. Fine Art Major with Related Arts Minor