I am currently an Artist in Residence with the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham. Although since lockdown these past few weeks, I am continuing to explore my current body of work from home. It is a development from the processes and techniques I completed last year using felt and bio-resin.
Completing a Masters in Arts-Textiles at The University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, Surrey in August 2019, rejuvenated my interest in a mixed media approach to textiles. I developed a cross disciplinary body of work surrounding the theme of Loss. The materials and processes became vehicles for metaphors for the emotional states experienced during bereavement. The multiple cylindrical voids acted as conceptual forms for grief. These works aimed to comment on the conversation surrounding the taboo subject of death and dying.
I am available for commissions as a textiles artist and welcome collaborations across the arts.
With experience teaching Textiles to young people as well as adults for almost 20 years, I have explored many textile and art processes within both a fashion and art context. I offer bespoke textiles workshops catering for the educational, recreational and corporate sectors for children and adults respectively. I am based in the Hampshire and Surrey borders. Please Email me if you are interested.
I am also a member of The Makers' Art Collective who are a group of makers from across all craft disciplines.
The Makers Tale: Salisbury International Arts Festival 2020. May 2020, Virtual Gallery and Panel discussion https://www.wiltshirecreative.co.uk/whats-on/salisbury-2020/makers-tale/
Past Group Exhibitons-
The Makers' Art Collective- Gallery@ OXO, London Design Festival. 11-22 September 2019
Masters' of Arts Graduation Show-James Hockey Gallery, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham. 27-31 August 2019
'Re:MAstered' @ Crafts Study Centre, Farnham. June - September 2018
'Transient' @ Heathland Artworks, Tilford. June - October 2018
Shortlisted for the New Ashgate Gallery Rising Stars March 2020-https://www.newashgate.org.uk/shop_artists/12761/c/80/hermione-thomson/textiles STILL OPEN - AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE