CV Donna Cheshire Textile Artist

Awards

2016 Craft & Design Selected Maker Gold Award for Textiles & Needlecrafts

Education

2009 – GLEAM Creative Entrepreneur training

2000 – 2001 National qualification in Gifted & Talented Education Westminster Institute Oxford Brookes University (P.T course

1996-1998 MA Design Bretton Hall College (P.T course)

1995 Awarded Charted Membership. Associateship of the Textile Institute

1990-1991 PGCE Textile Arts Bretton Hall College University of Leeds

1988-1989 Associateship of the Textile Institute Huddersfield University (2:1 equiv.)

1986-1988 HND Btec Design (Textiles) Huddersfield University

Employment

May 2008 – Freelance Artist

9/2000 – 3/2008 Strand Co-ordinator for Gifted & Talented Pupils, Sunderland EiC Partnership (Part-time since 09/03)

9/99 to 7/2000 P.T Lecturer at University of Northumbria Secondary ITT course (Textiles)

4/99 to 8/99 P.T Tutor for Art & Design at HMP Acklington and HMYOI Castington, Northumberland.

11/98 to 5/99 P.T Art Ambassador at the Laing Art Gallery. Newcastle upon Tyne

9/98 to 10/98 Supply teacher for Art & Design at Durham Gilesgate Comprehensive.

9/97-8/98   Art tutor and 2nd  in department Winstanley College, Wigan (part time)

9/91-8/97 Art tutor at Winstanley College, including duties as second and acting head of department (full time)

Group Membership

2014 – Network Artists North East ( board member 2014-15)

2008 – Fusion Textile Artists Network

Group Exhibitions

2017 British Craft Trade Fair, Harrogate

Fusion ‘Connections’ Exhibition Gallery 45 Felton, Northumberland

2016 ‘Coast’ Exhibition Gallery 45 Felton, Northumberland

Great North Art Show, Richmond, North Yorkshire

2015   Contemporary Textiles Fair  Landmark Arts Centre Teddington London (March)

Essex Craft & Design Fair RHS Hyde Hall Essex (May)

Fusion Textile Network – Group Exhibition Farfield Mill Art Gallery, Sedburgh (June)

Carlisle Arts Fair, Sands Centre, Carlisle (August)

2014   Fusion Textile Network – Group Exhibition Castle Douglas Art Gallery

Network Artists North East Studio Art Tour

2013   Contemporary Textiles Fair Teddington London,

Simple Things Exhibition Washington Arts Centre, Tyne & Wear

Essex Craft & Design Show

Richmond Designer Craft Market

2012   British Craft Trade Fair Harrogate

Fusion Textile Network Ten Year Retrospective The Wolds Gallery, Yorkshire

2010  British Craft Trade Fair Harrogate,

Manchester Royal Exchange Gallery,

Leeds City Craft Gallery

The Biscuit Factory Newcastle Summer Shows

 

Commissions & Workshops

2016  Room for You Arts in Health  art workshops in hospitals

Greenside Primary School ‘The Last Shift’ Banner project

My Journey commission and workshops for Heaton Baptist Church

Freestyle Machine Embroidery Workshop for Weave/Creative Futures programme

Bespoke Brooches – An Introduction to Needle Felting  private workshops

Textile 1/2 day presentation Embroiderers Guild in Hexham

 

2015   The Heaton Map commission and workshops for Heaton Festival, Newcastle

Textile Art Workshop 1 day workshop at Beech Hill Primary School, Newcastle

Tin Can Workshop 1 day workshop at Duchess High School, Alnwick, Northumberland

Needle Felt Hearts ½ day workshop at Northumberland Cof E Academy

Daybreak Mission Statement Mural for Daybreak Northumbria at Cowgate, Newcastle

Textile 1/2 day presentation Embroiderers Guild in Durham

Textile 1 day Workshop Embroiderers Guild in Darlington

2014  Tin Can Workshop 1 day public workshop at Gateshead Library

Needle Felt Hearts workshop series for Gateshead Arts Development team

Proggy Rug Project Design & Pupil Workshops Chillingham Road Primary School

Textile 1 day Workshops Embroiderers Guild in Newcastle & in Hartlepool.

 

Publications

2016 Craft & Design magazine March/April edition

2015 Cloth Paper Scissors July/August Edition feature on ‘Day Trippers’ series

2014 Contemporary Appliqué by Julia Triston/Rachel Lombard features images of my work