Author Archives: Stewart Kelly

About Stewart Kelly


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.

Process Exhibition at Bankley Studios & Gallery

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.