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Wendy Creak

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About Wendy

My Work

Concepts relating to ideas around actual or perceived barriers and boundaries are represented visually through the medium of textiles, incorporating dye-painting, photographic imagery, digital and screen-printing.   Dimension, texture and movement are created with heat processes, together with hand and machine stitching, exploiting the individual qualities of textile fabrics to create altered surfaces, fragmented imagery and script, as well as structural forms.

 

Biography

I graduated as a mature student with a Ba (Hons) in Contemporary Studies in 1991.  My main subjects were Literature and the History of Ideas, but I also studied Sociology and Environmental Studies.  After graduating, I taught in primary and secondary schools, and tutored dyslexic students of all ages.

 

Since completing my MA in Contemporary Textiles at the University of Hertfordshire, I have run workshops and worked as visiting lecturer on the BA Programme at the University of Hertfordshire.

My work was exhibited in 'Digital Encounters: Moving Textiles' at the University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury as part of the project, 'Crysalis, The Revival of Textiles', a collaboration between universities in Canterbury, Plymouth, Calais and Ronse.

I am a member of the Prism exhibiting group.

 

BIOGRAPHY, EXHIBITIONS

  • 1st - 12th June 2016 Prism Exhibition, 'Fracture', Hoxton Arches Gallery, London

  • June - July 2014 'Digital Encounters', The Herbert Read Gallery, UCA Canterbury

  • November 12th - 17th 2013  'Onwards', The Art Pavilion, Mile End, London

  • October 30th - November 5th 2013 University of Hertfordshire School of Creative Arts Postgraduate Exhibition

  • October 12th - November 9th 2013  'Pinpoint', One Church Street Gallery, Great Missenden

  • June 2013  Open Winners Exhibition, New Maynard Gallery, Welwyn Garden City

  • February 2013  'Impressions', Framework Gallery, University of Hertfordshire

  • January 2013  'RAW', Framework Gallery, University of Hertfordshire

  • November 2012  'Semi-detached', Framework Gallery, University of Hertfordshire

  • October 2012 New Maynard Gallery 10th Open Exhibition - 3D prizewinner

  • February 2012 'Now', Framework Gallery, University of Hertfordshire

  • August 2011 ‘Network’, Waterloo Action Centre Gallery, London

  • July 2011 City Lit, Holborn, London

  • June 2010 East Berkshire College, Windsor

  • June 2009 East Berkshire College, Windsor

  • June 2008 East Berkshire College, Windsor

  • February 2008 Harvey Gallery, Guildford

  • June 2007 East Berkshire College, Windsor

  • June 2006 East Berkshire College, Windsor

Exhibitions

Awards

 

MA Contemporary Textiles, (Distinction), University of Hertfordshire, 2013

 

3D Prizewinner, New Maynard Gallery Open Exhibition 2012.  

Awarded by Digswell Arts Trust

 

 

Submissions / Proposals

 

'Digital Encounters' (The Crysalis Project), UCA Canterbury

(Exhibited)

 

'Pinpoint' - exhibition  of small-scale textile works.

One Church Street Gallery, Great Missenden

(Exhibited)

 

Unravelling the National Trust: Uppark - proposal for a multi-layered hanging or firescreen, exploring the connection between H G Wells and the Uppark Estate.

 

 

 

 

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