Tactile Too

Tactile Too | Publication

This week I received the TACTILE too publication that has been produced to work alongside the TACTILE too archive. It features all three years of the commissioned artists as well as writings on the production of the collection and opportunities that have arisen as a result of producing work for the collection.

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The publication was launched last week at the North West Craft Networks Making It event at The Whitworth, which was a whole day event for emerging artists and designers in the Manchester region. A few pages from the publication can be viewed here, but if anyone is interested in receiving a publication please do contact either myself or The Whitworth.

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Tactile Too | Finalised Collection

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This week I handed over my Tactile Too archive of work to the Whitworth Art Gallery. It will be exciting to see the launch of this final year of artists, especially within the new surroundings of the freshly renovated Whitworth Art Gallery, which will be re-launching in February!

In addition to my archive of work, after speaking to the curators of Tactile Too, they are interested in me offering workshops within the new gallery space, linking back to my collection of work. Pushing individuals to think about the wide possibilities of textiles and the exciting forms that it can take! Creating spaces and environments within the vast expanses of the gallery. I look forward to seeing how this is going to progress, and shall be sure to post updates here!

Once the re-launch of the Whitworth is under way, we hope to be able to bring a launch date for our collection of work, updates to come!


Tactile Too Commission | Selected Artist for 2015

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TACTILE TOO is a contemporary textiles handling resource, showcasing the work of emerging Northwest textile makers. And I'm pleased to announce that I have been selected as one of the four Tactile Too Artists for 2015! Along with my fellow Manchester School of Art graduates Martina Billson, Christine Woodock, and Elnaz Yazdani we comprise of the final year of selected artists for the TACTILE TOO educational resource. 

The resource is used alongside the existing TACTILE, which comprises of works commissioned from some of the UK’s best-known and innovative textile makers. Focusing on makers that use textiles expressively, the resources are available for the public to look at, handle and gain inspiration from. 

I shall be back with updates on the progress of my commission in due course!