Alice Kettle

Born1961 | Winchester
Education
1985–1986Postgraduate Diploma in Textile Art, Goldsmiths’ College
1979–1984BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Reading
Awards
2007Arts Council of England South East Award
2006Textile Artist of the Year Award, Creative Exhibitions
Arts Council Craft Development Award
2005International Art Embroidery Challenge, Pfaff, 1st Prize winner
2002Arts Council National Touring Programme award for solo touring exhibition (co-ordinated by Calderdale MBC: Museums and Arts)
Arts Council of England South East, Major Development Award
Recent exhibitions
Selected solo exhibitions
2014Alice Kettle Odyssey, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
2013The Garden of England, The Queens House, The National Maritime Museum, London
2012Alice Kettle, ANU School of Art, Australia
2010Telling Fortunes, Platt Hall, Museum of Costume, Manchester
2009Craft Design Study Centre, Farnham
‘A Pause in the Rhythm of Time’, Belger Arts Centre, University of Kansas, Surface Design Association
2006Salisbury Arts Centre
2003-2005Touring exhibition ‘Mythscapes’ : Bankfield Museum, Halifax
2003Featured Artist, The Knitting and Stitching Show, London, Dublin and Harrogate
2002Newbury Spring Festival
Selected group exhibitions
2015COLLECT represented by CAA
Slipstitch Ararat regional Art Gallery, Australia and tour (catalogue)
VAS, Scottish Royal Society of Arts, invited artist
2014A Place at the Table, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester (exhibitor and curator)
Fourteeen, the artists’ response, Llantarnum Grange
Craft Now, Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead
Unravelling Uppark, with Helen Felcey
Design Shanghai, with Contemporary Applied Arts
Invitation Honore, L’Aiguille en Fete, Paris
COLLECT, with Contemporary Applied Arts, Saatchi Gallery, London
2013Material Responses, Rashnagar Mill, Ahemedebad, India
Pairings, CAA, London (exhibitor and curator)
2012European Prize for Applied Arts, Mons, Belgium
2011For some must watch, while some must sleep: So runs the world away, Belger Arts Centre, Kansas City, USA
Ahmedebad International Arts Festival, India
Kaunas Biennial Textile 11, Rewind-Play-Forward, Lithuania
7th International Triennale of Tournai, 5 Continents, Woven World, Belgium
Lost Certainty, with Claire Curneen, CAA, London
Commissions
University of Winchester
‘Coeus’ Official Gift for Inauguration of VC, Manchester Metropolitan University
St Georges Church, Thorney Hill
Chapel Commission Bankfield Museum, Calderdale MBC: Museums and Arts
Gloucester Cathedral, three altar frontals for the High Altar
Public Collections
The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
Manchester City Art Gallery (ceramic collaboration with Alex McErlain)
Crafts Council of Great Britain
The Embroiderers’ Guild
The Broadgate Club, London
Museo Internazionale delle Arti Applicate
Oggi, Turin, Italy
Museum of Decorative Arts and Design,
Riga, Latvia
St Mary’s College, Baltimore, USA
Belger Collection, Kansas City, USA
Ararat Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia
The Embroiderers’ Guild, NSW, Australia
Publications
Kyra Cane, Making and Drawing, 2012
Radical Thread – The 62 group 1962 -2012, 2012

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