Commonly confused with Textile Design, Textile Art is an oft-misaligned art form. With little or no resale value yet, full time textile artists in the UK are few and far between. The need therefore to direct Textile Art into a dialogue between the fine art and textile worlds and then link them remains an ongoing task for those involved in the artform.
Textile artist and Jerwood prize winner
Deputy Director of The Whitworth Art Gallery which holds one of the most important collections of Textiles in the UK
Professor Lesley Millar
Textile art specialist and exhibition curator
The Foundation decided to include this art form for the first time in 2010. Applications were open to cinematographers, artists and directors who work in video, film and artist-led projects.
Head of Lux
Last awarded in 2001 the criteria for judging included issues of wearability, the quality and appropriateness of the choice of material and the innovation behind the pieces put forward.
Jewellery Editor for Vogue
Dr Elizabeth Goring
Formerly Curator for National Museums of Scotland and now Director of Innovative Craft.
Formerly Exhibitions Officer at the Crafts Council, and a renowned author, consultant and jewellery expert.
In recent years there has been a resurgence in this art form with some saying it is the fastest growing area of publishing at present. With well-known writers such as Iain Rankin using graphic novels as a new medium, graphic novels being turned into popular films and illustration and animation having a renaissance generally, the art form is definitely on the move.
Director of Comica and all round Comic savant
Writer, illustrator and co-founder of AD2000
Graphic novel writer and comics artist
With the resounding success of Warhorse, increasing collaborations with opera and theatre companies and the recent events at the Berlin celebrations, the revival in puppetry is now official. The Trustees were delighted to include this art form in the Fellowship.
Director of the International Mime Festival
Co-founder of the Little Angel Puppet Theatre
Puppeteer and director