KATE WELLS artist KATE WELLS artist

Biography

Biography

b. 1953 Sheffield UK

Art School Training:
MA Textiles Manchester Polytechnic (MMU)
BA(Hons) Textiles (Embroidery) Loughborough College of Art and Design
Foundation Course Sheffield Polytechnic (SHU)

Teaching:
NEW in 2015 - 'Get in Touch with Texture'
24th - 27th August 2015 : Art in Action Courses, Waterperry House, Oxfordshire

1978 - 84 Glasgow School of Art
1980 - 84 Sheffield Polytechnic
1980 -84 Loughborough College of Art and Design
1983 MMU (Embroidery BA)
1981 Visiting Tutor New South Wales, Australia

Publications:
Dr Jessica Hemmings, An Embroiderer's Eye Exhibition Catalogue 2009
Jane Norris, review of Contemporary British Embroidery, ARTS REVIEW March 1989
World of Embroidery, Artist article, July 1998
Fiona Adamczewski, Designer Textiles: Stitching for Interiors. David & Charles 1987

Exhibitions:
2006 - 13 Open-Up, Sheffield Open Studios
2005/7/8/13 Art in Action, Waterperry House, Oxfordshire
2009 An Embroiderer's Eye, The Diana Springall Collection, Macclesfield, Cheshire
2003 Loose Threads, Group Textile Exhibition, Rufford Craft Centre, Newark, Nottinghamshire
1998 Group Textiles Exhibition, Ruskin Gallery, Sheffield
1996/7 Art in Action, Waterperry House, Oxfordshire
1995 One 6. 7, (Centenary Exhibition) Mackintosh Gallery, Glasgow - organised by Glasgow School of Art
1993/4 Art in Action, Waterperry House, Oxfordshire
1990 Group Exhibition, Galerie fur Textil Kunst, Stuttgart, Germany
1989 Group Exhibition, Contemporary Textile Gallery, London
1989 Contemporary British Embroidery, Contemporary Textile Gallery, London
1989 Group Exhibition, Galerie fur Textil Kunst, Stuttgart, Germany
1988 Group Exhibition, Contemporary Textile Gallery, London
1988 The Embroiderer's Garden, Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire
1986 Stitched Textiles for Interiors, RIBA Gallery, London - organised by the Embroiderer's Guild
1986 Tapestries and Gardens, Gawthorpe Hall, Lancashire
1986 Stitches and Threads, Rufford Crafts Centre, Newark
1985 Landscape and Formal Gardens, Rufford Crafts Centre, Newark
1984/5/6 Art in Action, Waterperry House, Oxford
1984 Solo Exhibition, Gawthorpe Hall, Burnley, Lancashire
1984 Mazes and Labyrinths, St James's Gallery, Bath
1983 Contemporary Cotton, Rufford Crafts Centre, Newark
1892 Super Stitchers, Oxford Gallery, Oxford
1982 100% Pure Silk, Rufford Crafts Centre, Newark
1982 British Needlework, Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art, Japan
1982 Stitchery, British Crafts Centre, London
1981 Textiles North, Cartwright Hall, Bradford. Organised by the Guild of Yorkshire Craftsmen
1980 Solo Exhibition, Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Derby
1979 Solo Exhibition, Jew's Court, Lincoln
1978 - 1989 Group exhibitions in UK and Japan, organised by the 62 Group of Textile Artists

Public Commissions and Collections
2000 Set of stoles for Pentecost and Advent, Ecclesall Parish Church, Sheffield
1998 Painted ceiling, Jessop Wing, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Sheffield
1997 Collection of Embroidered and Painted wall hangings, Oncology Building, Leicester Royal Infirmary,
Commissioned by Arts for Health, Manchester Metropolitan University
1996 Three Painted Hangings with embroidery, University of Sheffield Students' Union Building
1994 'Machine Embroidery' - Channel 4 TV, educational video film
1984 Two Embroidered Panels purchased by The Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
1979 'Field Within Glass Walls', boxed textile sculpture, Craft Collection, Lincolnshire and Humberside Arts
1977 Embroidered Panels, Drumcroon, Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Lancashire