Laura McCafferty

 Nottingham Trent University BA (hons) Decorative Arts. First Class honours.
1999-00  University of Ulster, Belfast Certificate in Foundation Studies in Art and Design (Distinction)

Training / Awards
 Short-listed for The Wesley Barrell Craft Award in association with Crafts Council
Winner of Nottingham Creative Business Awards: Crafts
2007  British Crafts in Japan Mission with Design Factory, Arts Council and UKTI
Arts Council Development Award
2005  Arts council Development Award
Passport to export: UKTI

Recent Exhibitions
 Material Evidence, The Brindley, four person show
Drawing with fabric, Solo show at Bath Fashion Museum
2008  A moment in time, Two person show at Sunbury Embroidery Gallery, Sunbury-on-Thames, 7-26 October
Craftsense, Bliston Craft Gallery
Dazzle, The National Theatre, London,
Origin Somerset House, London
People Watching, Platform Gallery, Clitheroe
The Biennale of young artists from Europe and the Mediterranean Xll edition, Italy
Well Thread exhibition of textile art. The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
2007  Healís window, London
100 % Design, London
Origin, London
Best in Show, Millennium Galleries, Sheffield
Galanthus Gallery: Group show, Herefordshire
2007  British Crafts in Japan exhibition, Ozone living and design Centre, Tokyo, Japan
Raw, The Craft and Design Centre, Manchester
MINT, Solo show on feature wall, London
2006  The Hub, 100% Design, Origin, Lustre, Hollywood Art Walk solo show, USA.
Affordable Art Fair with Galanthus Gallery. A Generation: Rochester Art Gallery.
Solo show. Up your street, Dick Institute, Kilmarnock. @ Work Gallery, London. 
Top Drawer. New York International Gift Fair with Crafts Council.

Commissions and projects
The Cherry on the Cake Collection, for the Victoria and Albert Museum 20 artworks
Three large scale art works for private client- three of 4m x 3m each. Work in progress.
One artwork for private client- 2 x 0.5m. Researched in France
Digitally printed Perspex panels for interiors- private client
Christmas card design for Crafts Council 2007
12 card designs for Little Dog Really likes 2006
Textile adverts for Gancedo Spanish textile company 2005 and 2006
Image for advert for Alico Japan, Bird watching in Central Park 2006
Three meter long private portrait commission of family of 25, two dogs and a tortoise. Completion April 2008.
In discussion for a textile artwork for a Birmingham school.
Portrait, London. 56 x 65cm
Portrait, London. 56x65cm




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