Author Archives: Stewart Kelly

About Stewart Kelly


Bankley Open Studios 2016


Stewart will be participating in the forthcoming open studio event at Bankley Studios & Gallery.

Bankley Studios & Gallery will open three floors of studios to the public showcasing the work of over 30 artists. The event represents the diversity of work by artists currently resident at this artist-led co-operative including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, textile, video and performance.

Launch Evening: Friday 7th October 6-9pm.

Open Studios: 8th & 9th October 12-4pm.


Inspirational Plus – Man/Body/Fiber

Stewart has contributed towards the forthcoming publication Inspirational Plus – Man/Body/Fiber.

The publication consists of revealing interviews with 6 contemporary male fiber/textile artists regarding gender, personal perspective, and fiber/textiles.

The 6 artists include Anthony Stevens, Cos Ahmet, Joe Lewis, James Fox, Luke Haynes, Stewart Kelly, as well as full page, full colour imagery of their work.

Inspirational Plus –┬áMan/Body/Fiber is an instant downloadable edition and can be purchased here.


The Art of Stitch

An illustrated essay The Art of Stitch by John Hopper featuring Stewart’s work is now available here.

“Stitch can be metamorphic; it can be transitional both physically and conceptually. Cloth and stitch can seem at times to be as one entity, one indivisible world of meaning, a harmony of direction and experience”, says John Hopper, in this very informed and authoritative piece of writing on the ‘Art of Stitch’, where he defines embroidery as a cutting edge art practice that can span a broad spectrum.

Face to Face 2(Detail), Ink and Machine Embroidery on Paper.