EDUCATION

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

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

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

 

EXHIBITIONS & SITE SPECIFIC WORK

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

Nov 2019: Transition Chichester - group exhibition: The Oxmarket Gallery, Chichester 

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

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

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

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

Feb 2019 : Hope, Exhibit Here, Menier Gallery, London

Feb2019: Unravel Festival, Farnham Maltings, Farnham

Jan 2018: Transition Henley - group exhibition, The Old Fire Station Gallery, Henley on Thames

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

Sept 2018: Transition London -  group exhibition, London Design Festival - Espacio Gallery, London 

Sept 2018: Hope Emerging, MA Graduate show - James Hockey Gallery - UCA, Farnham 

Nov 2017: Harmony installation - St. Marys Church, Purley-on-Thames, Berkshire  

June - Aug 2017: Spine Trees: collaborative site specific - Heathland Artworks - Farnham Heathlands 

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

May - June 2016: Inspired By - Morley Gallery, London   

Aug 2016: Reading Arts Week, Reading Town Hall exhibition

WORK EXPERIENCE

2019 - present: Chairman of Transition Craft and Design

2019:  Member of Textile Echoes, a group of 4 textile artists

2018 - present:  Member of Transition Craft and Design collective

1990 - 2010: Kennedy Design: my own craft and design business producing knitwear, hand and machine stitched pictures and jewellery. Exhibiting and selling at Craft and Design shows, trade shows, art galleries and gift shops.

AWARDS

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

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

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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

 

CURATED PROJECTS

2019: Transition Craft and Design exhibition, Oxmarket, Chichester (co curated)

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

PRESS/INTERVIEWS

​2020: Article: 'In the Studio' - the Woven Tale Press

2020: Article: the Woven Tale Press magazine

2020: Article: Textile Centre Art Residency catalogue

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

OTHER

2020: Shortlisted for Hot House professional development programme 

Tara Kennedy © 2020

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