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Education

 

2000 MA Fine Art, Leeds Beckett  University, Leeds                                                                                                                                                    

1997 BA Art & Design (Painting & Illustration) Bradford College of Art, Design & Textiles, Bradford

 

Solo exhibitions

 

2017 Songs from the Wood and other stories, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield (collaborating with Lucas Stephens)

2016 Sweethearts, Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford

2014 Charred Words for Old Birds, Epiphany Art Gallery, Wakefield

2013 Menagerie (a collaboration with Lucas Stephens) South Square Gallery, Thornton

2012 New Continental, "Up" exterior installation and accompanying exhibition, Preston

2012 "Secret Tea Party" installation, Woodend, Scarborough

2010 Frou Frou, Pop Up, Centenary Square, Bradford

2009 Minor Repairs, Brass Gallery, Leeds

2009 Poison, Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford

2008 Frou-Frou, Unit 9 Gallery, Bradford

2007 Poison, South Square Gallery, Bradford

2006 AtoB, Gallerija Celica, Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

Selected Group exhibitions

   

2017 International Textile Biennial, Haacht, Belgium

2017 Perception, Cupola Contemporary Art, Sheffield

2017 Human Kind, Stories from Wild Women, Aire Place Studios, Leeds,    

2016 Decadent Drawing invoke Dark Arts, Whitby Paviilion, Whitby

2016 Threads, Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire

2016 Convergence, Festival Hall, Grassington

2016 Migration, The Wishbone Gallery, Grassington

2016 Taught, Dyehouse Gallery, Bradford

2016 Still Still Life, Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford

2015 Touched, Ground floor Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee

2015 Decadent Drawing invoke Dark Arts, Bram Stoker International Film Festival, Whitby

2015 The Guild Contemporary Textiles exhibition + Symposium, Temple Works, Leeds

2015 The Art of Remembering (touring) Beacon Museum, Whitehaven

2015 Chionodoxa (glory of the snow) Cupola Contemporary Art, Sheffield2015 In the Making, South Square Gallery, Thornton

2015 The Art of Remembering (touring) Dock Museum, Barrow-in-Furness

2014 The Art of Remembering, specially commissioned work for The Rheged, Cumbria

2014 Process, Cupola Contemporary Arts, Sheffield

2014 Wonder: An Exhibition for the Curious, The Wishbone Gallery, Grassington

2013  Curiosity Acquired, 20-21 Arts Centre, Scunthorpe

2012 2 Legs Good, 4 Legs Bad (6 ok) The Beetroot Tree Gallery, Draycott, Derbyshire   

2011/12   Birds : Elementals, St Lawrence University Gallery, New York +

                  R Space Gallery, Lisburn, Northern Ireland  

2011/12 Yorkshire Art Loop, Pop Up Art Space, Bradford +

              West Yorkshire Print Workshop, Mirfield

2011 Drawing with Thread, The Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford

2010 Freaks, Shoreditch Town Hall Gallery, London

2010 Pornograph, Brass Gallery, Leeds

2009 Grassington Festival, Flights of Fancy, (fibreglass Curlew for charity auction)

2009 Colouring Outside the Lines, Gallery II, University of Bradford

2009 Project DoDai, Galerija Škuc, Ljubljana, Ljubljana

2008 Flesh, Bradford Gallery, Yorkshire Craft Centre, Bradford

2008 Ship of Fools, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2008 SCOPE New York Art Fair, with Jack the Pelican Presents Gallery, New York

2007/8  Pricked: Extreme Embroidery, Museum of Arts & Design, New York

2007 Art for Nothing, Mestna Galerija, Nova Gorica, Slovenia

2007 Art for Nothing, Hoxton Square Gallery, London

2006 The French Re-Evolution, Bethnal Green Working Mens Club, London

2006 In Two Minds, Dean Clough Galleries, Halifax

2006 Au creux du Desir, Hackney Empire Theatre, London

2005 Illuminate Launch Event, Illuminate Festival, Centenary Square, Bradford City Centre

2005 In Two Minds, Yorkshire Craft Centre, Bradford

2004 Tongue in Cheek, Northern Quarter Gallery, Manchester

2003 Arena Open (Prize winner), Arena Gallery, Liverpool

2003 The Tenderness of Pain, Tower Contemporary Arts Centre, York

2002 Liverpool Biennial, The Independent (Afoundation), Liverpool

2001 Idea, Mongrel Monitor Project, Showrooms, Sheffield

2001 Yorkshire Open, Wakefield Arts Mill, Wakefield

2000 Lost & Found, Leeds Metropolitan Uni Gallery, Leeds

 

Residencies

 

2012 New Continental, They Eat Culture, Preston, residency linked to "Up" commission

2010 Meanwhile...A Cabinet of Curiosities, Stockton Museum Service, Stockton-on-Tees

2006 Moving Stories, Radical Brontes/Illuminate - Bronte Parsonage Museum / South Square Gallery, Haworth / Thornton

2005 Something of The Night - Education Residency, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds

2004 Wakefield Travellers Site

2004 Tong High School, Bradford

2004 Bramley Primary School, Leeds

2003 Stockton on the Forest School, York

   

Selected Projects + Public Art + Commissions

   

2017 Lancashire Not Forgotten, Blackburn with Darwen Council, commissioned new artwork for a Heritage and Arts project

2017 Preston Brief Encounters, Handmade Parade / Preston Council - parade lanterns / costumes, workshop leader Preston / Blackpool

2017 Happy Birthday Hockney, Handmade Parade / Brick Box - Parade structures and costumes, workshop leader

2009 - 2017 Stockton International Riverside Festival, creation of parade structures & costumes , workshop leader  

2017 Saltaire Inspired, devise + manage a series of arts activities and an interactive installation over the course of the festival    

2017 Touch and Flow workshops based on Gawthorpe Textile Collection, Gawthorpe Hall

2016/ 17 Stockton Reindeer Parade costumes and workshops with schools / community groups

2015 - 17 Stockton-on-Tees Council: Choir Tree, bespoke event decorations and structure dressing

2016/17 Shipley Street Arts Festival: Illustration commission

2015 - 2017 Bradford Literature Festival: workshops, devised and managed a series of themed arts workshops linked to literary themes

2016 / 17 Bradford Council: Bradford Festival workshops, themed workshops

2016 Moveable Feast, commissioned by Saltaire Inspired, devised interactive workshops and mini, impromptu parades for festival programme

2016 The Snow Queen, Illustration commission, Q20 Theatre    

2016 Tour de Yorkshire, Middlesburgh Council / Stellar Projects:  Parade / big build costume commissions

2016 Stellar Projects, Stockton-on-Tees: Illustration commission

2015 Q20 Theatre: Costume Masterclass workshop

2015 Artworks, Bradford: Theatre + storytelling project with community performance

2015 INTU Lakeside Shopping Centre, Essex: Bespoke celebratory structure and workshops  

2015 Holmewood Library: Alice in Wonderland themed project

2015 Shipley Street Arts Festival: Large structure build and workshop programme

2015 South Square Centre: In the Making - Exhibition + mentoring scheme / workshop

2014 Reflections, Community event, structures and workshops

2014 - 2015 Skyride, York: Event Workshops

2005 - 2014 Q20 Theatre / Bradford Council, co-creative director, Bradford Lord Mayors Parade, floats & big

               build costume construction

2013 The Threads That Bind Us, Heritage Textile Commission, on permanent display, Bradford City Hall

2013 Emporium of Dreams, Bradford, 'Ole Luk Oie' Commissioned Textile Sculpture & mural

2013 Make Do and Mend, intergenerational Project, Yorks, Notts and Leic. A Griffin Theatre Project.

2012 They Eat Culture, 'Up' commissioned new, large scale, temporary, outdoor works for Preston    

              Guild Vintage event curated by Wayne + Gerardine Hemingway

2012 Crysalis Arts, 'Secret Tea Party' commission to create new work at Woodend, Scarborough

2012 Lincolnshire Council, Coastal Public Art - Bird Viewing area (with Lucas Stephens)

2011 Bradford Industrial Museum, large scale Interactive artwork / sculptural furniture

2011 Emergency Exit Arts / Middlesbrough Council Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge Centenary

              celebration, carnival artist

2011 Artworks, Carers Resource, Arts and Health project

2011 Batley, Central Estate, mural

2011 DIVA, Wakefield - East Moor Community Garden, Mosaic paving

2011 Carlisle Business Centre, Signage, commissioned artwork, Interior Design scheme

2011 Pupil Referral Unit, Idle, outdoor sculptural seating

2010 Stockton Council, Illustrations for Stockton Sparkles Xmas event

2010 Pupil referral Unit, Painting project, working with 6 classes

2009 Middlesborough Reindeer Parade, structures + costumes

2009 Stockton Xmas Carnival Parade, Structures + costumes

2009 Public Commission, Holmfirth Library, Huddersfield Arts & Libraries

2009 Manningham Revive housing project, Green Cities Architects, Artworks, Bradford Council

2008 Table commission, Cartwright Hall Museum, Bradford

2008 Shipley Town Centre Stone & Ironwork Sculpture, Shipley Council

2007 Linfield Mount Hospital, Permanant Exterior Garden Artwork

2006 Textile commission, Chichele College, Oxford & Bolsover Castle, English Heritage

2006 Textile commission and participatory workshops, Haworth Festival

2006 exterior pavement designs, Council for Mosques

2005 "Home Is ...." Textile Project - Cabinet of Curiosities, English Heritage, Lincoln

2005 With This Pencil I Can . . Outdoor Table Commission, Bradford Museums & Galleries

2005 Exterior artwork, Manningham Community Garden

2005 City Centre Mural, Bradford City Council

2005 Interactive Creative Garden Installation, Yorkshire Craft Centre

2005 Light Theatres, Dr Barnardo's Young Carers

2004 Viewpoint Fenlands, Art linked to poetry, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire

2003 City Centre Banners, Lincoln City Council, Lincoln

2003 Exterior Artwork, Hoyle Court School, Baildon

2003 Community Cohesion mural, Bradford Youth Parliament

2003 Speakout Homeless Project, Bradford

2003 Experimental mapping residency, Scarborough - Eventus, Sheffield

 

Private commissions

2016 Interior Mural, Jevnaker, Norway (with Lucas Stephens)

2011 Carlisle Business Centre, Signage, commissioned artworks + Interior Design scheme

2007 Interior & Exterior Artwork Scheme, Hansas Restaurant, Leeds

2004 Large Scale Interior Scheme Commission, Puccinos Restaurant & Cafe, Morley, Leeds

2003 The Matrix, Interior Artwork wall friezes, Skipton

2002 Victoria Hotel, Interior Artwork, wall friezes, Halifax

2000/2001 Gaudis Bar / The White Room, Interior & Exterior Artwork Scheme, Bradford

     

 

Awards / Prizes

 

2011 Oppenheim John Downs Memorial Trust Award

2008 Flesh, Bradford Gallery, Yorkshire Craft Centre (prize winner)

2007 Individual Artist Award, Arts Council England (poison)

2006 Individual Artist Award, Arts Council England (a-b Slovenia)

2003 Arena Open, Arena gallery, Liverpool (prize winner)

2001 Yorkshire Open (Public vote - Prize winner)

 

Teaching

 

1999 to 2010 - Bradford College - Art & Design subjects

Visiting Lecturer to BA courses at: Lincoln University

                                                              Dewsbury College of Art

                                                              Todmorden College

 

Reviews / Articles / Interviews

 

2014 Through Our Hands (textile magazine 3 Nov issue)

          http://www.throughourhands.co.uk/2014/11/05/through-our-hands-issue-3-november-2014/

2014 Textile Art Around the World, Ellen Bakker, ISBN 9789081847674

2013 Yew Magazine, Literary & Arts Journal, April 2013 Edition, Featured Artist

2011 Spittoon, a Literary Journal of Contemporary Forms, edited by Kristin Abraham  cover art and

          featured art inside

2009 Colouring Outside the Lines, issue 5, interview by Melanie Maddison

2008 December Art Press. Issue 352 Broderie et art contemporain. Frédérique Joseph-Lowery

2008 December, Saatchi online critics choice, review by Ana Finel Honigman

2008 April/May FiberArts Pricked: Extreme Embroidery article

2007 October Pricked: Extreme Embroidery – David Revere McFadden (Museum of Arts &

            Design Publication)

2007 November myartspace - interview by Brian Sherwin

            http://www.myartspace.com/blog/2007/11/art-space-talk-morwenna-catt.html

2007 November New York Times - Pricked: Extreme Embroidery- review

2007 April Glas Javnosti,Belgrade newspaper - interview /article by Srdjan Djile Marcovic - English

            translation on my website

2007 March  Flying Dunces Italian online art magazine – interview

            http://www.koshka.it/pdf/FDM2-07.pdf

2002 The Tatler – featured in Liverpool Biennial article

1999 Flux Magazine - centre pages, featured artwork

 

 

 

Morwenna Catt