Deidre Nelson


Born 1965 

Education 
1995-1996
 M.A. Philosophy. Art and Design in Organisational Context. Glasgow School of Art.
1989-1992  B.A. Hons Design: Textiles. Glasgow School of Art.
1984-1985  Foundation Course in Art and Design. Manchester Polytechnic.

Residencies
2010
 Wigtown Book Festival
Cove Park . Scotland
St Sirius Art Centre Cobh. Cork. Ireland.
Stroud International Textile Festival and Stroud Museum, Stroud. England.
2008  IASKA international artists residency. Kellerberrin. Western Australia. 
Taigh Chearsabagh  Museum and Art Centre. N. Uist
2007 Curtin University . Perth . Western Australia.
2006  Handa Island. Durness Development Group. Sutherland. Scotland.
2005/6  London Printworks Trust. Brixton. London

Awards
2008
  Jerwood Contemporary Makers
2007  Scottish Arts Council Professional Development Award
2005  Scottish Arts Council Award for Individual Development.
Inches Carr Trust Bursary
2003  Scottish Arts Council Professional Development Award
2002  Hope Scott Trust award
Scottish Arts Council Award for Individual Development
2001  Short listed for a Winston Churchill Memorial Award.
Margaret Napier Award.
McColl Arts Foundation Travel Award.

Exhibitions/ solo
2010
 ‘Punctuating a collection’ Stroud Museum. Stroud
2008  ‘Universal provider’ IASKA. Kellerberrin. Western Australia
‘A' Fighe A' Cheo Like knitting fog’ Taigh Chearsabhagh. Isle of North Uist .
2007  ‘Currency lads and lasses’ Museum of Western Australia, Perth 
2006  ‘Birdies of Weavers Bay’ Scourie Village Hall . Sutherland. Scotland 
‘Ironers and Shakers’ London Printworks Trust.
2005  ‘Waking and watching Culross Palace’ Culross. Fife ‘Dangers of Sewing and Knitting’ Crawford Arts Centre. St Andrews
‘Collins Gallery Glasgow’ The Hub. Sleaford. Lincolnshire.
2004  ‘A hairdresser, a soldier a thimblemaker and a duke’ Bankfield Museum. Halifax 
2003  ‘Lush Betty’ Isle of Arran distillers. Arran
 ‘F2T’ Atrium Gallery. Glasgow.
‘Apron (n) bartender’ An Taigh Chearsabagh. N. Uist
2002  ‘Lush betty n. whisky bottle’ Dick Institute, Kilmarnock 
‘My Dear John’ Museum of Edinburgh
2001  ‘Material matters’ The Scottish Gallery and The Hub, Edinburgh

Group Exhibitions
2010
 ‘The Milk White Doo’ collaboration with Dawn Youll Albert Drive Studios, Glasgow
‘Smile’ Ruthin Craft Centre. Wales
‘Come Ye Hither’ Crofters Store N.Uist
‘Unexpected Guests’ Homes of Yesteryear, Design of Today” Poldi Museum. Milan
2009  ‘Image/Craft Innovative Craft’ Edinburgh
‘Winter Warmth’ Park Gallery. Falkirk 
Gman contemporary craft .Shetland Museum.
‘Artists Object Project’ Museum of Wales and Brecknock Museum
‘Collect’ Saatchi Gallery. London
2008  ‘Jerwood Contemporary Makers’ Jerwood Space, London
‘Collect’ V&A London
2007  ‘Scissors paper Stone’ Edinburgh City Art Centre
2006  ‘Changing Face of Craft’ National portrait gallery, Edinburgh
‘Making Connections’ Timespan Sutherland. Scotland
‘Call and response’ Knitting and stitching show, Harrogate 
2005  ‘Deconstruct Reconstruct’ Bilston Craft Centre, Wolverhampton    
‘Flower Power’ Scottish Gallery. Edinburgh
2004  ‘m-e-s-h’  Seven Seven Gallery, London
2003  ‘Tell tale’ Shippley Art gallery. Gateshead
2002  ‘Digital print’ Pentagon Centre. Glasgow
‘Hemmed In’  Devon Guild of Craftsmen.  Devon 
‘Archive Artifice Artefact’  FISE.Gallery. Budapest
2001  ‘Red’  Dick Institute. Kilmarnock
‘Cabinet paintings’ Compass Gallery, Glasgow 
2000  ‘In the raw’  Collins Gallery,  Glasgow
‘To boldly sew’  Mc Manus Galleries. Dundee
1999  ‘The uncut cloth’  Paisley Art Gallery and Museum,  Paisley
1997  ‘The big 40’  Mackintosh Gallery, Glasgow School of Art
1995  ‘Embroidery’  Rufford Craft Centre,  Nottingham
‘Raw materials’  Scottish Exhibitions Consortium 

Commissions
2008/9
 Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Edinburgh
2007  Leeds Cancer Hospital. Leeds
2006  Shetland Museum and Archives. Shetland
2004  Brodsworth Hall, Doncaster. Creative Partnerships and Art House. Yorkshire
2003  Gibside estate. In collaboration with Northumbria University and Shippley Art Gallery. Gateshead
2002 Langside Parish Church. Glasgow.

Publications
Embroidery magazine. Review Carol Jones. Jerwood contemporary Makers March/April 2009
Crafts magazine, no 213. Jerwood Contemporary makers review,  June 2008
Art work special celebratory issue. Brighter prospects for the crafts in the new Scotland. Summer 2008
Financial Times, Wool to Wall winners, Emma Crichton Miller 
Artists newsletter, Artists Talking, Penny Jones. June 2008
Sunday Herald, Seoladh, 27 April 2008
Elle Décor Italia, June 2008
Times Educational supplement, Highlight 16 May, 2008
Surface Design Journal, Museum collections and historic sites, Jessica Hemmings.
Embroidery magazine, May/June 2006, Review Liz Goddard
Crafts magazine, May/June 2006, Review Margot Coats
Embroidery, March/April 2006, Signpost to a new space, Jo Hall. P40
Homes and Gardens, March 2006
The Herald, The cold hard facts of life with a snuggly cover, 2005
Art Work, Extreme Knitting hits Glasgow, Tessa Williams, March/April 2005 p.9
Crafts Magazine, Review Phillipa Swan, No. 194, May/ June 2005
The Times, Arts Notebook, Rachael Campbell Johnson, April 2005
Concept for Living, May 2005
Witches which cast a spell, Crafts Scotland, April 2005
Crafts Scotland Review, Challenging Traditional Perceptions of Knitting, Caroline Ednie
Sunday Herald, It will leave you in stitches, Catriona Black
30 January 2005. p29
News from Arts Council England Yorkshire, Five Commissions for public spaces,  8 January 2005 p10
The Glasgow Herald, Take the points at your peril, Moira Jeffrey
13 January 2005 p.22
St Andrews Citizen, Exhibition exposes the dangers of knitting,
31 December p6

 

Exhibitions

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2011

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