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
2013 - East Yorkshire Open Studios, Gallery 49, Bridlington
2009 - East Riding Open Studios, Gallery 49, Bridlington
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
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
2013 - Yorkshire Life
2007 - The Journal