Jilli Blackwood

Born1965, Glasgow
Education
1982-86BA (Hons) Art and Design, Glasgow School of Art
Awards
2015Tartan Design for promotional celebration of Scotland, Heathrow Airport London
2014Design of the parade uniforms for The Scottish Team opening ceremony, Commonwealth Games, Glasgow
2010Director of Costume, The Flag Handover Ceremony, Commonwealth Games, Delhi
2005Travel Bursary to New York, VisitScotland
2004Short-listed for The Balvenie Artisans Award
2002Development Grant, Scottish Arts Council
Travel Bursary to Chicago, Scottish Arts Council
Recent exhibitions
2015-17Naked Craft, touring Canada and Scotland
2014The World Anti Doping Agency (WADA), The Athlete’s Village, Commonwealth Games, Glasgow
2011The Force of Memory, The Compass Gallery, Glasgow and touring
The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, USA
The Knitting and Stitching Show, London and Harrogate
2010Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London
Meet Your Maker, Artist in Residence, National Museum Scotland, Edinburgh and touring
2008Julies Artisans’ Gallery, New York City, USA
2005Threaded & Shredded, Julies Artisans’ Gallery, New York, USA
2004Private Exhibition of Textiles, Los Angeles USA
Public Collections
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
The National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow
Embroiderers Guild, Hampton Court Palace
Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen
Fairmount Hotel St Andrews
United States Government, US Consulate, Edinburgh
St Andrew’s House, Scottish Government, Edinburgh
West of Scotland Cancer Centre, The Beatson Gartnavel, Glasgow
South & East Belfast Healthcare Centre, Belfast
Biocon, Bangalore, India
The Celtic Opus, Kraken Publishing, London, UK
Standard Life Aberdeen formly Aberdeen Asset Management London,
The Peak Group, Aberdeen
British Telecom Headquarters, Edinburgh
Publications
2016Slash and Show, Selvedge Issue 72
Realities of being a Designer, Selvedge, Issue 70
2014Well Plaid, Sunday Herald Life Magazine, The Herald
2012Scotland Sunday , Spectrum Magazine
2011Threads of Emancipation, Craft arts International, Nov
Embroidery, Weaving the National Identity, May/June
2007The Girl in The Hat, Surface Magazine USA, Summer

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