Sally Freshwater

The work for this exhibition continues a relatively new departure in my work in exploring the relationship between drawing and the construction of 3 dimensional form, resulting in a series of works which hover somewhere between flat drawings and low-reliefs. As my work is intrinsically abstract, my response to the issues and concerns of this exhibition has evolved as the incorporation of elements that represent bees, their importance to our existence and their potential demise.

1977-1980 Goldsmiths College, London        BA(Hons)
1980-1982 Royal College of Art, London        MA RCA

Selected Awards
2006 Travel grant Daiwa Foundation
Research and Development Grant, Arts Council
Selected for British Crafts In Japan Research Trip 
Exhibition grant Sasakawa Foundation
2004 Research and Development Grant, Arts Council.

Selected Exhibitions
 Drawings and Revisions, solo exhibition, APT Gallery, London.
2007 Hue, Line and Form, Contemporary Applied Arts,    London.
Solo Exhibition, Museum of Arts and Crafts Itami, Japan.
‘Eye of the Needle’, Touchstones Gallery, Rochdale.
2005  COLLECT, V&A, London.
2004  Defining Spaces, The Hub, Sleaford and touring.
CAA, London.
Arttextiles 3, Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery.
2003 Art of The Stitch, Birkenhead and touring
2000 Arttextiles 2, Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery and touring.

 The Lighthouse, Poole.
2000 Bury St Edmunds: Abbey Gates: ‘Unfamiliar Sightings’
1991 Exchange House in Broadgate, Sculpture for two Atria.
1990 Gatwick Airport, Arrivals Concourse, South Terminal: ‘Alar I & II’

Public Collections
Major works have recently been purchased by the Whitworth Collection and the Oldham Gallery Collection
BAA , Burmah Castrol , Crafts Council
Contemporary Art Society , WH Smith ,Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore
Morgan Grenfell Laurie, GMW  Architects
Embroiderers Guild, Rosehaugh Stanhope Developments
Bradford & Bingley, University of Hertfordshire
The Whitworth Collection, Oldham Gallery

Site-Specific Commissions
The Lighthouse, Poole.
Bury St Edmunds: Abbey Gates: ‘Unfamiliar Sightings’
Gatwick Airport, Arrivals Concourse, South Terminal: ‘Alar I & II’
GMW Architects, Offices in Kensington, Link Corridor 10m Wall Piece.
WH Smiths Distribution Centre, Swindon, Reception Dome.
Bradford & Bingley Head Office in Bingley, Atrium Sculpture.
Exchange House in Broadgate, Sculpture for two Atria.
Tabor School, Braintree, two sculptures with Rushton Aust. 
Atrium commission for Burmah Castrol, Swindon.
Atrium commission for the Highgate Group Practice, London.

Journals and Publications
Art Textiles 2: Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, 2000.
Art of the Stitch and Sample, cat. 2003.
Sally Freshwater: Defining Spaces. 2004.
Art Textiles 3: Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, 2004.
Collect, Crafts Council & V&A, 2005.




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