Approved: 16.08.2006

Corinne Young

Artist, Arts administrator, Curator, Maker, Teacher

Archived
Approved: 16.08.2006

My website is at www.corinneyoungtextiles.co.uk
I am a textile artist from East Yorkshire, with a BA (Hons) in Textile Design. I have experience of producing site specific work to commission, and have had several successful exhibitions in Yorkshire, the North West and London. Highlights so far have included a series of wall hangings for the Lord of the Rings show in Toronto and London, and an installation

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Artist Statement

My website is at www.corinneyoungtextiles.co.uk I am a textile artist from East Yorkshire, with a BA (Hons) in Textile Design. I have experience of producing site specific work to commission, and have had several successful exhibitions in Yorkshire, the North West and London. Highlights so far have included a series of wall hangings for the Lord of the Rings show in Toronto and London, and an installation of 17th century inspired work at Burton Constable Hall. I have also been working as a curator and arts event organiser for some time, and have run textile workshops with many different groups of people, including children of all ages and adults with special needs. My current work is inspired by two major things, gardens and the artefacts to be found in historic houses. The garden aspect gives my work its colour, texture and form, and the methods I use and the style of my work comes from the study of historic pieces such as stump work caskets. I see materials which have had a previous life as much more precious, and only use new materials when I have no choice. I use old fabrics, handmade and vintage papers and trimmings alongside my hand and embroidery stitches, and various construction methods. I relish the process involved in the creation of the work, from the research and design through the sampling and problem solving stages to the creation and finishing of each piece. I am passionate about textiles and feel that this medium gives me a great deal of scope to produce many differing types of work. My current repertoire include wall pieces both framed and unframed, three dimensional pieces, fixed wallpaper installations and furniture.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2003 - BA (Hons) Textile Design, Bradford College, Bradford Solo exhibitions 2013 - East Yorkshire Open Studios, Gallery 49, Bridlington 2009 - East Riding Open Studios, Gallery 49, Bridlington Group exhibitions 2013 - Gardens & Flowers, Art & Rose Gallery, Pocklington 2013 - Open Exhibition, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk 2013 - Winter Show, Gallery 49, Bridlington 2009 - Plantlife, Bianco Nero Gallery, Stokesley 2005 - Exhibition, 99 Bishopsgate, London 2004 - Exhibition with the Society of Designer Craftmen, Mall Galleries, London Private commissions 2011 - 'A Safe Room', Burton Constable Hall, East Yorkshire 2007 - Series of panels for musical production of 'The Lord of the Rings' (Kevin Wallace Ltd.), Press venues, Toronto and London Competitions, prizes and awards 2004 - Awarded stand, The Knitting and Stitching Show, London, Dublin & Harrogate 2003 - Madeira Threads Sponsorship, Bradford College, Bradford Publications 2013 - Yorkshire Life 2007 - The Journal