Approved: 02.02.2012

Sue Stone

Artist, Maker, Teacher

Approved: 02.02.2012

Sue Stone is an exhibiting member of the 62 Group of Textile Artists (Chair 2013 to 2018) and Fellow of the Society of Designer Craftsmen. She studied Fashion at St Martins School of Art and Embroidery at Goldsmiths College.

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    Artist Statement

    Sue Stone is an exhibiting member of the 62 Group of Textile Artists (Chair 2013 to 2018) and Fellow of the Society of Designer Craftsmen. She studied Fashion at St Martins School of Art and Embroidery at Goldsmiths College.

    Sue makes work about what she has experienced and how it has affected her, her relationships, her life observations and her environment. Her recent work is mainly figurative, it’s personal, but not sentimental, and sometimes tackles serious issues. She uses images from the family album as a device to tell her tales. These images from the past connect with those from the present to create a partial narrative. Built in layers, the mixed media compositions connect people, place and time and contrast the slow building of an image in hand stitch with the spontaneity of free machine stitch and paint.

     Her fervent use of hand and machine stitch as a means of mark making and all its facets : line, colour, texture, tone is underpinned by a great belief in drawing - as a thought process, as a means of solving problems, and as a means of expression in its own right.

    CV & Education

    Qualifications and training

    1975 - 1st class (Hons) BA Textiles/Embroidery, Goldsmith's College, London

    Group exhibitions 

    2022

    Conversations - 15 January  to 26 February - 62 Group - St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery
    Lymington, Hampshire ,SO41 9BH 

    The Art of Embroidery - 22 February to 27 February - Broderers exhibition - Bankside Gallery, Thames Riverside, London SE1 9JH

    2021

    British Textile Biennial - 1 Oct to 30 Nov - 62 Group - The Whitaker, Haslingden Rd, Rawtenstall, Rossendale BB4 6RE

    Baltic Minitextiles exhibition touring Australia from 22 May 2021 to end 2022 

    Ain’t the Archies - 2 August to 12 September - Timeless Textiles, Newcastle NSW, Australia 

    2020

    Intersect Chicago - November 6 - 12 then on Artsy until December 6 2020 - a virtual art fair replacing SOFA 2020 - with Owen James Gallery, New York

    Interwoven - to 1 March 2020 - EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Finland - invited artist

    Ctrl/Shift - to 29 February 2020 - 62 Group touring exhibition, 20:21 Visual Arts, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire,

    2019

    Ctrl/Shift - 2 February  to 22 April - 62 Group exhibition, National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford, UK

     11th Baltic Minitextiles - 8 March to 9 June -  Museum of Gdynia, Poland

     Interwoven - 5 June to 1 March 2020 - EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Finland - invited artist

     8th International Contemporary Textile Art Biennale WTA, Sustainable City, Madrid, Spain - The Invited Artists Salon, Centro Cultural Galileo 17 September to 3 November

    Ctrl/Shift - 14 December to 29 February 2020 - 20:21 Visual Arts, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, UK

    SEW Society for Embroidered Work 12 - 17 November, Clerkenwell Gallery, London 

    2018 

    The 6th Riga International Textile and Fibre Art Triennial 6 June – 9 September

    Ctrl/Shift - 21 July to 9 September - 62 Group - Mac Birmingham  

    2017

    2 November - 2 January 2018 - People -what are they like? And how do we see them? Deda, Derby 

    5th September to 15th October - What is Stitch? - The Sunbury Embroidery Gallery, Thames Street, Sunbury-On-Thames - Selected work from the Diana Springall collection

    Trait Portrait - touring throughout France during 2017

     August 10 - 13 - Through Our Hands - A Portrait, Festival of Quilts, NEC & touring

    July 31 to September 30 - Unknown People - Discovery Centre, Cleethorpes

    Making Space tour - 62 Group- Knitting & Stitching shows Spring & Edinburgh

    February -  Unknown People - Cleethorpes, N E Lincs, UK

    January - The Thread Unraveled - Group Exhibition, VM Art gallery, Karachi, Pakistan

    2016

    June -Sept  - Making Space - 62 Group- Silk Museum, Macclesfield, UK 

    June/July - Intoxicating Textiles - Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, Mass, USA

    2015

    Illustrative and Stitched Drawings - Customs House, South Shields, Tyne & Wear

     New Textiles Transformed - Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

     Face The World, Sam Scorer Gallery, Lincoln, UK

    Shifting Images, Muriel Barker Gallery, Grimsby,

    Festival of Quilts, NEC Birmingham, UK 

    62 Group • NOW! - Upfront Gallery, Cumbria

    Designer Crafts at the Mall - Society of Designer Craftsmen

    2014

    Ebb & Flow - 62 Group of Textile Artists, Grimsby Minster & Fishing Heritage Centre 

    Contextile, Guimaeres, Portugal, Scythia 10, Kherson, Ukraine 

    Summer exhibition, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle 

    Beside the Sea, Bilston Craft Gallery, Wolverhampton 

    2013

    Pinpoint 13, One Church St Gallery, Great Missenden, Bucks, UK  

    9th Minitextiles Triennial, Museum of Gdynia, Poland

    Designer Crafts, Mall Galleries, London

    Small Talk (62 Group), Constance Howard Gallery, London SE14 6NW

    2012 

    [email protected], Farfield Mill, Sedburgh, Garsdale Road, Sedbergh, Cumbria, LA10 5LW 2012 - [email protected], Holden Gallery, Manchester M15 6BR

    Gate Group at Richmond Station, Richmond Station Gallery, Richmond, North Yorkshire

     Interventions, Gallery of Costume, Platt Hall, Manchester

    Package Tour - 62 Group, Knitting & Stitching Show 2012, Alexandra Palace, RDS, Dublin, Harrogate Exhibition Centre

    2011

    At a Tangent, Gallery Oldham, Oldham OL1 1AL

    Rijswijk Textile Biennial, Rijswijk Museum, Netherlands

    2010

     Afghanistan Inspiration, various, EU tour

    Bending more Lines - 62 Group, Collins Gallery, Glasgow

    Bending more Lines -62 Group, Museum Rijswijk, Netherlands 2010 - The Dartboard for Witches, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales

    2008

    Art of the Stitch - International Open Exhibition, Birmingham Art Gallery, Deutsches Textilmuseum, Krefeld, Germany, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest, Hungary, Knitting & Stitching shows, London & Harrogate, UK, and Touring Europe

    Solo exhibitions 

    2019 - Re-Tellings • The Ropewalk - Barton upon Humber 14 September to 20 October

    2018 - Do You Remember Me? - 24 March to 15 July - Muriel Barker Gallery, Fishing Heritage Centre, Grimsby, N E Lincs

    2017 - Displaced - Owen James Gallery, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York

    2016 - Do You Remember Me? - Knitting & Stitching Shows invited gallery artist London, Dublin & Harrogate

    2016 - People • Place • Time, Howden Park Centre, Scotland

    2013 - Stuff and Nonsense, Gate Gallery, 12, Brighowgate, Grimsby, N E Lincs

    2010 - Life on the Coast, Fishing Heritage Centre and Touring, Grimsby N E Lincs

    2009 - Life on the Coast, Campden Gallery, Chipping Campden

    2009 - Woman with a Fish, Gate Gallery, 12, Brighowgate, Grimsby

    Curated projects

    2011 - 7 Strands, Gate Gallery and Grimsby Minster, Grimsby, N E Lincolnshire

    2010 - Life on the Coast, Fishing Heritage Centre and Cleethorpes Discovery Centre, Grimsby and Cleethorpes 

    Competitions, prizes, and awards

    2015 - Textile Society - Professional Development Bursary

    2015 - Elected Fellow of the Society of Designer Craftsmen 

    2013 - Go exhibition joint 2nd prize winner, Abbey Walk Gallery/Fishing Heritage Centre, Grimsby

    2011 - 7 Strands - Arts Council award, Grimsby Minster, Gate Gallery, Grimsby, N E Lincolnshire

    2009 - Arts Council Award - Life on the Coast, Touring Exhibition, Chipping Campen, Glos, Grimsby (2venues) and Cleethorpes, N E Lincs

    Publications

    2021- Embroidery magazine -British Textile Biennial - 62 Group exhibition

    2019 - Embroidery Magazine - Sept/Oct Review of online ETP course

    2018 - Selvedge magazine - issue 86 - TEXT-ILE Messaging article by Dr Nicola Donovan

    2018 - Riga Textiles Triennial - Identity catalogue

    2018 - De Fil En Aiguille - Charlotte Vannier - published by Pyramyd

    2018 - Textile Landscapes - Cas Holmes published by Batsford

    2018 - Textile Folk Art - Anne Kelly published by Batsford

     

    2017 - Embroidery Magazine featured artist & front cover image

    2016 - Contemporary Stitch 1 - a Textileartist.org ebook, Embroidery Magazine Jan/Feb

    2015 - Through Our Hands Portfolio Book, Homespun magazine, Australia, July, Through our Hands magazine  May

    2014 - Embroidery magazine - Ebb & Flow preview.

    2013 - Fiber Arts Now magazine winter edition

    2013 - From Sketch to Stitch • Stitch magazine no 83

    2012 - Radical Thread, edited by Lesley Millar

    2012 - Textiles: The Art of Mankind: Author Mary Schoeser: Published by Thames & Hudson

    2010 - Machine Stitch Perspectives, Alice Kettle and Jane McKeating