PENNY BURNFIELD

Artist, Gardener, Writer

Profile

I am a member of the '62 Group of Textile Artists', the 'Textile Study Group’ and a founder member of the exhibiting group ‘Losing the Thread’. I also belong to the Hampshire Sculpture Trust and the Embroiderer's Guild. My work is in the Contemporary Collection of the Embroiderers’ Guild.

My artwork has been included in several books and ‘The Independent’ and ‘Observer’ Weekend Reviews. Recent books featuring my work are 'The Found Object in Textile Art' by Cas Holmes, 'Creating Sketchbooks' by Kay Greenlees and
'Textile Perspectives in Mixed-Media Sculpture' by Jac Scott.

Qualifications

MB, BS, London University, 1969
BA (Hons) Textile Art, Winchester School of Art, 1995

Selected Recent Exhibitions

2011 'At a Tangent', Gallery Oldham
2010 'Bending More Lines', Museum Rijswijk, Netherlands and Collins Gallery, Glasgow
2009 'Bending the Line' The Hub, Sleaford and Touring
2007 ‘East Weaves West’, Collins Gallery, Glasgow, and Touring
‘62 Group Show’, Knitting and Stitching Show, Touring
2006 ‘Making Words’, Bilston Craft Gallery, Wolverhampton and Touring
‘Unnatural Selection’ Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery
2005 ‘Encounters’, Zoology Museum, Cambridge
‘Re Invent’, Ovada Gallery, Oxford
‘Not what it Seams’, Bankfield Museum, Halifax
2004 ‘Of Material Concern’, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield
2003 ‘Material Works’, The Museum of Iron, Ironbridge, Shropshire
‘In Place’, Harley Gallery, Welbeck
‘Insiders’, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, and Touring (2003 -5)
‘Losing the Thread’, Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford
2002 ‘Gardening Gloves’, Norton Priory, The Wirral
2001 ‘On Paper’, Crafts Council, London
‘Telling’, Aberystwyth Arts Centre
2000 ‘In Focus’ Sotheby’s Contemporary Decorative Arts
‘Art Textiles 2’, Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, and Touring (2000-2002)
1999 ‘Contemporary International Basketmaking, Whitworth Gallery (Crafts Council)

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