Curriculum Vitae of Gaynor Ackers
and
Artist's Statement

Current CV

Qualifications and Training

2004

City & Guilds Embroidery

1990

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

 

 

Exhibitions

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

2009

Creative Stitches and Hobbycrafts, Aintree, Liverpool

2009

Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, West Lancashire

2007

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

2006

“The Four Elements” exhibition, Towneley Hall, Burnley

2006

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

1995

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

 

 

Relevant Experience with Textiles

2007

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

1998-present

Registered with Chorley Borough Arts as a school project artist

1998

Began teaching courses in textiles to adults and children

1998

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

1998

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

 

 

Organisation memberships

2005-present

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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