Author Archives: Stewart Kelly

About Stewart Kelly


Inspirational 17

Stewart has recently completed a new personal and thought provoking interview with John Hopper published in Inspirational 17.

The fully illustrated interview reflects upon the development of Stewart’s work over the last couple of years and also outlines his aspirations for the future.

Inspirational 17 is now available to purchase here.

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12th International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art

Stewart will be exhibiting Face to Face 6 in the forthcoming exhibition 12th International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art with Scythia in Ukraine.


Over 100 artists were selected from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Israel, Japan, Lithuania, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay and the USA.

The exhibition runs from the 29th May to the 15th June. Further information on the exhibition is available at

Fibremen 6

Stewart will be exhibiting two works from the Face to Face series in Fibremen 6, International Contemporary Textile Art Exhibition, in Ukraine from the 24th October to the 7th November.

The juried exhibition aims to showcase the range and diversity of male artists working in the textile/fibre medium from across the globe.

The opening event will take place on the 24th October from 4pm.


Echo Chamber

Stewart will be participating in the forthcoming exhibition, Echo Chamber at Bankley Studios & Gallery in conjunction with Manifest Arts Festival.

A studio can be a place where perceptions, incentives and other instruments of self censorship operate to become an echo chamber.

The exhibition reflects upon the artist’s studio as a space in which thoughts, ideas and beliefs reverberate. They are amplified by the repetition of rituals, processes and materials which artists define for themselves.


Each studio member has chosen an object from their studio that holds a special significance for them. An object, tool or a side product of studio practice that is never shown, offering us a new insight and different perspective into the studio practice of these artists.

In addition, the exhibition features new documentation and discourse from the artists illustrating the role of the studio and their practice.

Preview Date: Thursday 6th July, 7pm to 9pm
Exhibition Dates: 8th to 22nd July
Opening Times: Saturdays 12pm to 4pm
Open Studios: Saturday 8th July 12pm to 4pm