BEVERLY AYLING-SMITH PhD

Education

2016
PhD University for the Creative Arts (Farnham) and University of Brighton. ‘The space between mourning and melancholia: the use of cloth in contemporary art practice to materialise the work of mourning’.
2010
MA Contemporary Craft (Textiles) Distinction. University for the Creative Arts (Farnham).
2006
BA (Hons) Embroidered Textiles (First Class) Opus School of Textile Arts – Middlesex University.

Conference presentations

2017
The bedsheet – from linen cupboard to art gallery at ‘The Matter of Material’ Symposium, Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK.
2016
The Materialisation of Loss in Cloth at ‘Care, Loss and the End of Life’ Conference, Budapest, Hungary.
2014
The language of grief in textile art practice at Grief. Language. Art. Conference, University of Liverpool, UK.
2014
Mend. Patch. Piece. Physical processes in the development of textile practice at ‘and where do we go from here? Rethink. Reconfigure. Reflect’ Research Student Conference, UCA Canterbury, UK.
2013
Presentation of Research at Kyoto Gedai University, Kyoto, Japan and Kawashima Textile School Kyoto, Japan.
2013
Cloth and Mourning
CREST conference, University of Chichester.
2012
Cloth, Memory and Mourning 2nd Global Conference, Trauma: Theory and Practice, Prague, Czech Republic.
2010
Material, Mourning and Memorial.  Material Evidence Symposium. Bath Spa University, UK.
Publications
2013
Cloth, Memory and Mourning in The Strangled Cry: The Communication and Experience of Trauma. Edited by Aparajita Nanda and Peter Bray. Interdisciplinary Press. pp235-255.

Professional Membership

Member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen
Practice

Collections

‘remembering, repeating and working through’ Whitworth Art Gallery Collection.
Works in the Howard and Roberta Ahmanson Collection, California, USA.

Solo show

2016
The Language of Grief: cloth as a metaphor for loss James Hockey Gallery, UCA Farnham, UK
2013
GalleryGallery, Kyoto, Japan.

Recent exhibitions

2017
Ajavahe. Time Difference 7th Tallinn Applied Art Triennial. Tallinn, Estonia.
2015
Warp and Weft, Chain Stitch and Pearl Textiles in the Ahmanson Collection, Irvine California, USA.
Trauma, Grief, Loss: The Art of Bereavement, Crafts Study Centre, Farnham, UK.
Society of Designer Craftsmen exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK.
Lines of Communication, Prism Exhibition, Arches 402, Hoxton, London, UK.
2014
The Red and the Black, World of Threads exhibition, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Coded: Decoded Prism Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK
PassionArt Trail, John Rylands Library, Manchester, UK.
2013
Time: Place: Space, Research Student Exhibition, UCA, Farnham, UK
Liminal – Prism Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK.
The Fabric of Memory. The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, Euston, London, UK.
2012
Cloth and Memory Gallery 2, Salts Mill, Saltaire Yorkshire, UK.
Process, Perception, Phenomena Research Student Conference Exhibition, Herbert Read Gallery, UCA, Canterbury, UK.
Hidden Places: Hidden Spaces Prism Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK.

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