Curriculum Vitae of Gaynor Ackers
Artist's Statement

Current CV

Qualifications and Training


City & Guilds Embroidery


Graduated with a BA(hons) degree in art and design, specialising in textiles




2013 Astley Hall, Chorley, Lancashire
2012/2013 The Farm, Burscough, Lancashire
2012/2013 Haworth Gallery, Accrington, Lancashire
2012 Samlesbury Hall, Preston, Lancashire
2012 Brabins Gallery, Chipping, Lancashire
2012 Creative Stitches and Hobbycrafts, Aintree, Liverpool
2011 Creative Stitches and Hobbycrafts, Aintree, Liverpool
2010 Brabin's Gallery, Chipping, Longridge
2010 Creative Stitches and Hobbycrafts, Aintree, Liverpool


Creative Stitches and Hobbycrafts, Aintree, Liverpool


Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, West Lancashire


One Step On - “The Written Word” exhibition, Eccles Farm, Lancs.


“The Four Elements” exhibition, Towneley Hall, Burnley


One Step On“Architecture” exhibition, Eccles Farm, Lancs.


Began exhibiting work as a member of local art and mixed media groups



Relevant Experience with Textiles


Began tutoring City and Guilds courses at The School of Stitched Textiles


Registered with Chorley Borough Arts as a school project artist


Began teaching courses in textiles to adults and children


Founded the company “Copper Phoenix Designs” andcommercially launched, designed and marketed a range of exclusive greetings cards across the UK


Became an artist in residence with a studio at Cedar Farm Art Centre, Mawdesley



Organisation memberships


One Step On Embroidery and Textile Group



Artist's Statement

My passion lies in the medium of stitch and textiles, often combining natural and found objects into my work.
Much of my work centres on colours, textures and the diversity of fibres, inspired by nature and natural forms.
I aim to create enhanced representations of nature and the environment within my work, exploring colour and the fluidity of line and movement.
I use a range of techniques to manipulate fibres and I am constantly fascinated by the richness and diversity which colours and embellishments bring to a piece of work.

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