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'Forty' by Anne Kelly: A Textile Art Exhibition




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Sunday, 1 October 2023 to Sunday, 8 October 2023
Sunday, 1 October 2023 - 12:30pm

The Batsford Gallery welcomes a brand-new textile art exhibition from 1–8 October!

Forty years ago, a young Fine Art graduate arrived at Gatwick Airport, with minimal baggage, on a travel bursary from her home country of Canada. Anne Kelly continued her studies at Goldsmiths College in London and has been actively involved in textile art ever since.

This exhibition celebrates forty years of stories about travel, memory and family. It also commemorates the launch of her fifth book for Batsford, Textile Portraits.

This stunning exhibition will be running in early October at Batsford’s gallery space on Hackney Road.


Sunday 1–Sunday 8 October 2023

Monday–Friday 12–7pm

Saturday–Sunday 11–6pm


Batsford Gallery, 266 Hackney Road,London, 2 7SJ



Book Signing & Meet The Artist:

Sunday 8th October 1-4pm


Textile Portraits draws upon Kelly’s vast experience to offer insight into the world of textile portraiture. Her approach covers a broad range of techniques, including hand and machine embroidery, quilting and appliqué. It also covers topics such as cultural representation, abstraction, and self-portraiture. The text is illustrated with both her own gorgeous textile work and that of other textile artists from around the world.

Please come along and visit this powerful display of textile art in East London, where there will also be pieces available to purchase.


Artist ( Description ): 

Anne Kelly is an award-winning artist living in Kent. Her work is centred around the creation of wall hangings and objects using a mixture of techniques such as mixed media collage and hand and machine embroidery. She has exhibited internationally in solo and group exhibitions, with work in private collections both in the UK and abroad. She works as a textile artist and tutor, teaching and speaking to groups and guilds. Her previous Batsford titles including Textile Nature,Textile Folk Art, Textile Travels and the co-author with Cas Holmes of Connected Cloth.

Venue ( Address ): 

266 Hackney Rd, London E2 7SJ

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