Heather Belcher

Born1960, Nottingham
Education
1992-95MA Textiles, Goldsmiths College, University of London
1980-83BA Hons Textiles, Goldsmiths College, University of London
1979Foundation in Art & Design, Winchester School of Art
Awards
2003Research and Development Grant, Arts Council England
Recent exhibitions
2015‘The Dreaming House: Art Textiles’, Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire
2014‘Ebb & Flow’, Grimsby Minster and Fishing Heritage Centre
2013-14‘In Motion’ European touring felt exhibition, Filznetzwerk eV
2013‘Rendezvous Goldsmiths’, Ruthin Craft Gallery
British Ceramics Biennial with Contemporary Applied Arts, Spode Factory, Stoke
‘International Felt Exhibition’, Gottingen, Germany – touring to France and Finland
2012‘62@50’ Holden Gallery, Manchester, 50th Anniversary exhibition with the 62 Group of Textile Artists
‘Package Tour’, 62 Group of Textile Artists, Alexandra Palace, London
2010-12‘Pairings: A conversation’, Special Collections Library Manchester Metropolitan University and Craft in the Bay, Cardiff
2011‘Gifted’, Contemporary Applied Arts Gallery, London
2009-10‘Bending the Line’, The 62 Group of Textiles Artists, touring exhibition, Hub Arts Centre, Sleaford, Rijswijk Museum, Holland, and Collins Gallery, Glasgow
2009‘An Eye for the Detail’, Ruthin Craft Centre
‘Sampling’, Nottingham Castle Museum
2008‘ORIGIN – The London Crafts Fair’, Somerset House
‘The New Silk Road’, Kazakhstan Museum of Arts
2005'Revealed - a celebration of the Contemporary Textile Collection', Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery
'Wearable/Unwearable', The National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Ireland
Textile Focus, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
2003SOFA Chicago, with Contemporary Applied Art, London
'Tell Tale, Narratives in Contemporary Craft', Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead
Commissions
2004Commissioned by the Contemporary Art Society Special Collection Scheme to make work for Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery Contemporary Textile Collection with Funds from the Arts Council Lottery
Public Collections
Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham
Crafts Council of the United Kingdom, London
Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead
Bankfield Textiles Museum, Halifax
Grimsby Minster, Grimsby
Publications
2014‘Ebb and Flow’, June Hill, page 9/10, The 62 Group
2012‘Radical Thread’, Lesley Miller, page 20/21, The 62 Group
2011‘Pairing’, A Conversation, Manchester Metropolitan University
2009‘A Heart Felt Craft’, Embroidery Magazine, Susie Johns
2005‘Revealed, Nottingham’s Contemporary Textiles’, page 32/33, Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

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