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. Of late there has been a fascination with Pi. My goal is to blend concept and content as simply as possible.

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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. Of late there has been a fascination with Pi. My goal is to blend concept and content as simply as possible.

    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:

    • 2017, Textile Gallery, Knitting & Stitching Show, London, Edinburgh
    • 2016, Macclesfield Silk Museum, Cheshire
    • 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