Solo/Key Exhibitions

Mythscapes

Mythscapes

Her solo show ‘Mythscapes’ hosted by the Bankfield Museum in Halifax toured the UK between January 2003 until the end of 2005. This show is based on Homer’s ‘Odyssey’ and was supported by the Arts Council of Great Britain.

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Fabric: Touch and Identity

Fabric: Touch and Identity

Playful and provocative, this exhibition seeks to explore how the qualities of cloth conceal, reveal and seduce through the prisms of art, design, film, and dance. The drape, fold, touch and feel of fabric have been used to explore identity as a sensual, gendered or...

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Unbound: Visionary Women Collecting Textiles

Unbound: Visionary Women Collecting Textiles

https://twotempleplace.org/exhibitions/unbound/ 25th January 2020 – 19th April 2020 Textiles and costume give us a beautiful and intensely human insight into our history. Unbound: Visionary Women Collecting Textilescelebrates seven pioneering women who saw beyond the...

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Within Each Other, Portraits of Ourselves, London Art Fair

Within Each Other, Portraits of Ourselves, London Art Fair

https://candidastevens.com/exhibitions/46/ Candida Stevens, guest curator for the 2020 edition of London Art Fair’s Platform, Threading Forms, presents one of the UK’s leading textile artists, Alice Kettle. We are delighted to present a new body of work by Alice...

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Collect, Somerset House

Collect, Somerset House

https://candidastevens.com/exhibitions/49/   Textiles offer a powerful medium through which to explore themes of cultural heritage, journeys and displacement. This exploration was central to Alice Kettle’s ambitious Thread Bearing Witness project shown at The...

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British Textile Biennale

British Textile Biennale

BRITISH TEXTILE BIENNIAL 2019 https://britishtextilebiennial.co.uk/programme/alice-kettle-thread-bearing-witness/ The first British Textile Biennial throws a spotlight on the nation’s creativity, innovation and expression in textiles against the backdrop of the...

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Karachi Biennale19

Karachi Biennale19

Karachi Biennale19 26th October-12th November 2019 https://karachibiennale.org.pk/kb19/   Forest 2019 Embroidery on cloth 1317cm x 411cm   Alice Kettle’s project Thread Bearing Witness was launched in 2017 www.threadbearingwitness.com. This major project...

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Alice Kettle: Thread Bearing Witness

Alice Kettle: Thread Bearing Witness

Alice Kettle: Thread Bearing Witness From the Barberini Tapestries to the Bayeux Tapestry, monumental textiles in the form of large-scale narrative embroideries, weaving and tapestries have been used to illustrate contemporary events to become enduring material...

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Threads

Threads

The Gallery, Winchester Discovery Centre 28 Oct 2017 to 14 Jan 2018 Textile artist Alice Kettle returns to Winchester Discovery Centre with a solo exhibition marking the 10 year anniversary of her stunning public artwork ‘Looking Forwards to the Past, 2007’. This...

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Rijswijk Textile Biennial

Rijswijk Textile Biennial

The fifth Rijswijk Textile Biennial will take place from 16 May to 24 September 2017. Twenty-four international artists will be showing their fibre art. 'Well-worn' textile techniques like weaving, knitting and embroidery, combined with photography and digital...

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The Scalloped Edge

The Scalloped Edge

This exhibition is a collection of works which link the embroidery traditions of Madeira to my own contemporary stitch practice. The project uses stitch as a common cultural language to make connections through motif, process and metaphor. The sharing and exchange of...

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VAST : 15  Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

VAST : 15 Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

  ‘Loukanikos and the Cat’s Cradle’ with glass additions from Kirsteen Aubrey, Amanda Ravetz (film and catalogue essay) shown at VAS:T 2015 show at Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh    http://www.visualartsscotland.org and shown at Collect, the Saatchi Gallery...

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The Garden of England

The Garden of England

GARDEN OF ENGLAND - ALICE KETTLE AT THE QUEEN’S HOUSE, NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM, GREENWICH 14 MARCH – 18 AUGUST 2013 Acclaimed British textile artist Alice Kettle creates three specially commissioned works for the Queen’s House this spring, in the inaugural project of...

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Loss

Loss

                        Chichester Cathedral  18.2.2012 – 29.3.2012 A project which explores issues of loss. The project focuses on personal loss and the wider context of loss reflecting social...

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Lost Certainty

Lost Certainty

                          Contemporary Applied Arts London Alice Kettle and Claire Curneen Whilst we are distinctly ourselves in this exhibition at CAA there are nevertheless reflections and musings...

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Allegory

Allegory

Allegory: A metaphor. A Dance to the Music of Time. I have used the painting as a starting point for a tableau to describe the momentum of life. Within it are elements that I have held onto as a list to structure and shape my thoughts on life. In allegory, there are...

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Telling Fortunes

Telling Fortunes

                    Platt Hall, Gallery of Costume Manchester 2012 Alice Kettle has drawn on the Gallery of Costumes collections of gloves and embroidery to inspire her latest piece of work.  She finds Platt Hall “a...

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Narrative Line

Narrative Line

The Crafts Council of Ireland, Kilkenny October 2010 - April 2011 The Golden Thread Ariadne, daughter of King Minos of Crete, helped Theseus to slay the Minotaur by giving him a ball of golden thread to unwind into the heart of the Labyrinth where the Minotaur lived....

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