EDUCATION

University for the Creative Arts - Masters Distinction in Textile Art - 2016 - 2018

Open College of the Arts - BA Honours in Fine Art & Textiles - 2009 - 2016

Berkshire College of Art and Design - OND & HND in Fashion Design - 1985 - 1989

 

EXHIBITIONS & SITE SPECIFIC WORK

Vlieseline Fine Art Textile Award Exhibition: The Knitting Stitching Show, HCC, Harrogate Dec 2019

Transition: The Oxmarket Gallery, Chichester  Nov 2019

Vlieseline Fine Art Textile Award Exhibition: The Knitting Stitching Show, RDS, Dublin - Nov 2019

Vlieseline Fine Art Textile Award Exhibition: The Knitting Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace, London - Oct 2019

Vlieseline Fine Art Textile Award Exhibition: Festival of Quilts, Birmingham NEC -  Aug 2019

The Latch String is Always Out:  The Textile Centre, Blonduos, Iceland - May 2019

Hope:  Exhibit Here, Menier Gallery, Southwark Street, london - Feb 2019

Unravel:  Farnham Maltings, Farnham - Feb 2019

Transition Henley:  The Old Station Gallery, Henley-on-Thames, Oxforshire - Jan 2019

Home & Hope:  Workers Gallery, Ynyshir, Wales - Nov/Dec 2018

Transition:  Espacio Gallery, Bethnal Green Rd, London - Sept 2018

Hope Emerging:  MA Graduate Show, Universiry for the Creative Arts, Farnham - Sept 2018

Harmony artwork:  St. Marys Church, Purley-on-Thames, Berkshire Nov2017

Spine Trees:  Heathland Artwork group project  - Farnham Heathlands - 2017

Stories in the Making:  Craft Study Centre, Farnham - 2017     

Inspired By: Morley Gallery, London - 2016

Reading Arts Week:  Reading Town Hall exhibition - 2016

ASSOCIATIONS 

Transition: Chairwoman and member of the art collective Transition Craft and Design

Textile Echoes: member of the textile group Textile Echoes

AWARDS

Finalist in the Vlieseline Fine Art Textile Award, Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, NEC 2019

The Peoples Choice award in the Home & Home exhibition at the Workers Gallery, Porth, Wales 2018

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Kennedy, Tara: Stitched and Bound Piece,  Stories in the Making booklet, May 2017

 

CURATED PROJECTS

2017 - 'Stories in the Making', Craft Study Centre, Farnham - curated   exhibition of archive items along with artists response pieces

PRESS/INTERVIEWS

Featured article: Feltmakers Ireland, The National Guild of Felt Makers,  2019

OTHER

Shortlisted for Hot House professional development programme 2020

Tara Kennedy © 2020

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