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 – Man/Body/Fiber is an instant downloadable edition and can be purchased here.
Stewart is currently exhibiting two works in Scythia 11: International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art with Scythia Fibre Art, Kherson, Ukraine.
The exhibition continues until the 26th June. Further information and images are available at www.scythiatextile.com.
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.
Stewart will be exhibiting in the forthcoming exhibition Process at Bankley Studios & Gallery in Manchester.
Process is a group exhibition featuring the work of current members at Bankley Studios & Gallery. The exhibition invites you to engage in a variety of making and thinking processes, exploring the different methodologies behind artistic decision making.
The exhibition aims to highlight the diversity of art practices at Bankley Studios & Gallery and features drawing, painting, sculpture, textiles, photography and video.
The preview event will be held on 27th May from 7pm. The exhibition continues until the 11th June.
A chapter illustrating Stewart’s current practice is featured in the e-book Contemporary Stitch Volume 1 published by textileartist.org.
For further information and to purchase the e-book go to resources.textileartist.org.