Author Archives: Stewart Kelly

About Stewart Kelly


How Art Heals, Exploring Your Deep Feelings Using Collage

During 2018, Stewart was invited to create a series of works to be photographed and published in a book exploring the theme of art as medicine.

The author selected certain artists to submit works which reflect upon how creativity can assist an individual in recovering from a period of physical or mental ill health.


The project resulted in three new sculptural textile pieces, 40 Hands, 40 Heads, and Me & My Shadow.

How Art Heals, Exploring Your Deep Feelings Using Collage is now available to purchase here.

10th International Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Mini Textile Art

Stewart will be exhibiting two works from the 40 Hands series in the forthcoming 10th International Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Mini Textile Art with Scythia Fibre Art. The exhibition will take place in Ivano-Frankivs’k, Ukraine between the 1st and 15th June 2021.

The work of 160 artists has been selected from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Georgia, Great Britain, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay and the USA.

Further information on the exhibition is available at

Beyond Boundaries, SDA Members Exhibition

Stewart will be exhibiting Face to Face 10, in the forthcoming exhibition, Beyond Boundaries with the Surface Design Association, at High Five Art in Baarle-Nassau, NL.

The European members of the Surface Design Association were invited to participate in this juried exhibition which will be held in Leiden and Baarle Nassau.

The work of thirty European members who will participate in both exhibitions include: Anneke Herrold (NL), Beatriz Schaaf-Giesser (BRD), Beverly Ayling-Smith (UK), Cherilyn Martin (NL), Elinor Sigler (Fr), Eszter Bornemisza (Hungary), Fenella Davies (UK), Flox den Hartog (NL), Francisca Henneman (NL), Hannie van Weel (NL), Helda Klouth (NL), Imelda Connolly (Ireland), Jette Clover (Be), Julieta Gimpel (UK), Katie Taylor (UK), Kissa Tindal (Denmark), Lia Flemings (Be), Marloes van Rees (NL), Mascha Mioni (Switzerland), Mel Bradley (Ireland), Michele Landel (Fr), Mirjam Pet (NL), Monika Haeussler (BRD), Monika Sebert (BRD), Paulien van Asperen (NL), Raija Jokinen (Finland), Rita Trefois (Be), Stewart Kelly (UK), Willy Doreleijers (NL), Yael David Cohen (UK).

The exhibition continues until the 22nd August 2021, in Baarle Nassau, NL.

Further information on the exhibition is available at