Denise Jones

artist working in textiles

PROFILE

Denise’s practice and research for the past six years has been focused on probing the process of hand embroidering through cloth. Acknowledging the cultural ‘baggage’ that is fastened to embroidery, she scrutinizes it from the tangent of being a ‘thread act’.

Since completing her MA in 2016, and using her curiosity of the historical, she is now directing her interest towards embroidered cloths as material objects.

Her research and current work for a doctorate at UCA Farnham (2015-2020) is concerned with embroidered cloths worked in Holloway Prison by Suffragettes between 1911-1912.

Denise uses natural materials and hand-embroidery in her practice.

SELECTED AWARDS AND EXHIBITIONS

2017

The Sewing Machine Project, Studio 21, The Knitting and Stitching Show, London
The Archive Project @ The Cello Factory, The Cello Factory, Waterloo, London
Somatic Shifts, Zandra Rhodes Gallery, UCA, Rochester

2016

Threads Open, Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury
Locating, Quinary The Festival of Quilts, NEC, Birmingham
The Sewing Machine Project, Studio 21, Lansdown Gallery, SIT Festival, Stroud
Immateriality, The Herbert Read Gallery, UCA, Canterbury
Locating, Quinary, Walcot Chapel, Bath
The Archive Project, Haslemere Educational Museum, Surrey

2015

The Sewing Machine Project, Studio 21, South Hill Park, Bracknell
September, MA/MFA Final Show, UCA Farnham
Lines of Communication, Prism, Hoxton Arches, Hoxton, London
Locating, Quinary, Lansdown Gallery, SIT Festival, Stroud
Stitched Together – The Jane Austen House Museum, Hampshire

2014

MA/MFA – UCA, Farnham, Surrey
Coded/Decoded – The Mall Galleries, London
Coded/Decoded – K&S touring exhibition, London, Harrogate, Dublin
Collect – The Harvey Gallery, Guildford, Surrey
Traces – Quinary at The Society of Designer Crafts Gallery, London

2013

Out of the Box– The Oxmarket Galleries, Chichester
Traces – Quinary at Brewery Arts Centre, Cirencester
Liminal: Crossing the Threshold – The Mall Galleries, London
Embroidery at Ramster – Ramster, Surrey
Collaborate- The Harvey Gallery, Guildford, Surrey
Continuum – Herxheim, Germany
Hidden Places, Hidden Spaces – The Mall Galleries, London

2012

Continuum – World of Threads, Toronto, Canada
BA Degree Show, Middlesex University

2011

Up Close: In Detail – The Mall Galleries, London

2010

Evolve: Evoke: Expand – The Mall Galleries, London

2009

Headline: A Sense of the Moment – The Mall Galleries, London

2008

Where Are We Now? – Haslemere Museum, Surrey
Stitches in Time – Guildford House, Guildford, Surrey

2007

Pathways, Opus School of Textile Arts, The Mall Galleries, London
Moving On – Haslemere Museum, Surrey

2005

Wey Valley Workshop at Denbies – Denbies Vineyard, Dorking, Surrey
Embroideries at Ramster – Ramster, Surrey

2004

Wey Valley Workshop Community Project, Royal Surrey Hospital, Guildford, Surrey
City and Guilds Show, Guildford College of Higher Education, Surrey

2002

Quilts Singapore – Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Singapore

2000

Quilts for Chernobyl – Haslemere Museum, Surrey, 2000

QUALIFICATIONS

PhD Textiles, UCA Farnham, 2015-2020
MA Textiles (Distinction), UCA Farnham, 2015
BA (Hons) (first class) Embroidered Textiles, Middlesex University, 2012
City and Guilds Embroidery, Part I and II, Guildford College of Higher Education, 2004
Diploma in Reading and Language Development (year 1), Open University, 1983
PGCE, Literacy and Language Acquisition, West London Institute of Education, University of London, 1979
BA (Hons) Economic and Social History, University of Nottingham, 1978

PUBLICATIONS

Jones, D. (2015) ‘Sheila Hicks: Foray into Chromatic Zones’ in: Journal of Modern Craft. At: www.journalofmoderncraft.com/review/sheila-hicks-foray-into-chromatic-zones

Find Denises’ work here:

denisejonestextiles.wordpress
thearchiveprojectsite.wordpress.com
quinary12.wordpress.com
ukvote100.org/2016/10/28/embroideries-by-suffragettes

MEMBERSHIPS

Studio 21
UCA

CONTACT DETAILS

e: mdjo@hotmail.com
b: www.quinary12.wordpress.com