Exhibitions and Events

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2020-22- Lead artist for Kew Botanical Gardens Knitting Nature community group

Autumn 2021- Resident artist at the Victor Batte-Laye foundation

March 2021- Community Banners designed for Becontree Estate centenery

August 2020- ‘Jaywick Under Sea’ Exterior installation at Jaywick Martelo tower, Essex

June 2018- Guinness World record holder ‘Worlds largest crochet hook

December- February 2017 ‘Fatberg‘ installation , collaboration with Broa Sams, in association with Original Projects, Great Yarmouth

July 2017 “Human Loom‘ Interactive art at Firstsite, Colchester

January 2017 ‘Threads of Connection’ Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, Florida

September 2016 Ipswich art school gallery open exhibition

October 2015 Knitted genetic landscape project, Kings College London

January-Feb 2015 Knitting Fever, Minories Gallery
Nov-January 2015 Lacemakers, Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham
September 2014 UKHA knitted textile awards finalist
May-June 2014 Stitching St Botolphs community tapestry
January 2014 Group show ‘Birds of a Feather’, The Minories Gallery, Colchester
September 2013 Parallax Art Fair, Chelsea, London
July 2013 Exhibited ‘How did I get here?’ at Fabrications, London
April 2013 Solo show of recent works at The Digby Gallery, The Mercury Theatre.
February 2013 Artists residency for Central Saint Martins AIR and Islington Council
September 2012 Artists residency for Studio Weave & Havering Borough Council
August 2012 “On Tenterhooks” Yarn and wood based installation for The National Trusts Bourne Mill
June 2012 National knit in public day activities facilitated for firstsite gallery
April 2012 Exhibited knitted work in the ‘Pigeonhole project’ group show
February 2011 Exhibited knitted works, in the ‘Open One’ group show in Colchester.

November 2008 Series of three knitted works exhibited at Fabrications Textile gallery.
May 2006 Exhibited “The Mole Man of Hackney” at Fabrications
September 2004 Exhibited “Hackney Siege” and other works for the Spinning yarns Knit exhibition.
March 2004 V&A Craft Rocks event facilitating human knitting activity.
November 2003 Exhibited machine and hand knitted work during “Hidden Art of Hackney”.
October 2002 Sixteen wall hangings for AIDS charity auction in South Africa.
Aug 98-Feb 99 Styling and organising performance events including at “333” club ,Chats Palace.
June 1997 “Stereo Eyes” Community Arts festival, London Fields, lottery funded performing arts event.