Jill Flower

textile/mixed media artist

PROFILE

Jill’s work explores her interest in traditional fabrics such as Lace and weaves. She has developed unusual paper techniques that mimics the textiles – a modern twist to recycling!

The salvaged magazines are treated as if they were a cloth, deconstructed and reconstructed using the sewing machine to form different exciting materials. The evolving fabrics give an illusion of lace, mosaics and reptile skins. The use of printed images and words provide an extra dimension, giving humorous captions about life.

Jill was awarded the Embroiderers Guild Scholarship in 2009-10.

She has been involved in textile based community projects for both schools and the elderly. In 2016 she was selected to become a part of the ‘worlds largest art event’ by painting a life sized fibre-glass cow. Jill’s cow, called ‘Ermintrude’  now grazes  at The Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton.

Jill has taught and exhibited both nationally and internationally and her work is now in numerous private collections worldwide.

QUALIFICATIONS

Embroiderers Guild Scholar

Member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen

Diploma of Higher Education in Stitched Textiles

City & Guilds part 1 & 2 – Creative Studies & Embroidery

Teaching Certificate of Higher Education – Geography

MEMBERSHIPS

Society of Designer Craftsmen

Embroiderers Guild

EXHIBITIONS

2016

Designer Crafts at The Mall Summer Exhibition, The Mall Gallery, London

The Sewing Machine Project, The Lansdown Gallery, Stroud

2015

Contemporary Textiles, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham , Surrey

The Sewing Machine Project, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, Berkshire

The Sewing Machine Project, Stroud International Textiles, Stroud

Chinese Whispers Well House Gallery, Horndon-on-the-Hill, Essex

The Diana Springall Collection, Art in Action, Waterperry, Oxford

2013

Chinese Whispers with Studio 21, South Hill Park, Bracknell, Berkshire, 14-27 October 2013

Chinese Whispers with Studio 21, Fashion, Embroidery and Stitch @ the NEC, Birmingham, 21-24 March 2013

The Art Works Gallery, East Horsley, Surrey, May 2013

Surrey Contemporary Art 2013, The Riverhouse Gallery, Walton-on-Thames Surrey, 1-30 June 2013

2012

Lillebaeltshallerne, Middelfart, Denmark, March 2012

Lovers Light Gallery,Twickenham, March-May 2012

Designer Crafts 2012, The Mall Gallery London, January 2012

2011

Old Speech Room Gallery, Harrow School, Harrow, October-December 2011

Origin The Contemporary Craft Fair, Old Spitalfields Market London, (September)

Guildford House Gallery, Inspired by the Past, (June – September)

Festival of Quilts, Birmingham (August) with Studio 21

2010 – 2012

Afghanistan Inspiration an International Touring Exhibition including Luxemburg, Germany, Italy, France and the U.K.

2010

The Sunbury Embroidery Gallery Solo, Sunbury, (November)

Shepherds Market Gallery with Studio 21, (August)

Art in Action, Waterperry House, Waterperry, Oxford, (July)

Surrey Artists Open Studio, (June)

Battersea Contemporary Art Fair, (May)

The Denbies Gallery with Studio 21, (May)

The Lightbox, Woking, Surrey Surrey Open Competition, (March – May)

Women and their Art, Bourne Hall, (March)

Designer Craftsmen 10, The Mall Gallery, London, (January)

2009

The Signature Gallery, Kendal, Cumbria with Studio 21

The Bank Gallery, Chobham, Surrey

Knitting & Stitching Exhibition – London, Dublin & Harrogate- Scholar Showcase, (Oct/Nov)

The Sunbury Gallery with Haptic Art, (September)

Riverside Gallery, Richmond – 21st Century Stitchers, (May – June)

Surrey Guild of Craftsmen Gallery, Milford, Surrey, New Members Exhibition (May)

The Fountain Gallery, Hampton Court with Studio 21, (May)

Landmark Contemporary Textile Fair, Teddington, (March)

Designer Crafts 09, The Mall Gallery, London, (January)

Contemporary Textile Fair, Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington

The Waterhall Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery – UK

Art of the Stitch, International Exhibition, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest; Hungary; Deutches Textilmuseum, Krefeld, Germany; Fundacion Valentin de Madariaga MP , Seville, Spain; London and Harrogate

2008

Graduate Showcase, London Olympia, (March)

Art of the Stitch International Exhibition, The Waterhall, Birmingham Museum UK (March/April/May/June)

Art of the Stitch Deutches Textilmuseum, Krefeld, Germany, (Sept/Oct/Nov/Dec)

Art Van Go, Knebworth, One Year On with Haptic Art (July)

2007

Graduate Showcase at The Knitting & Stitching Shows- London, Dublin & Harrogate (Sept-Nov)

2004

Victoria & Albert Museum, London – ‘Inspired to Stitch’

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