Professional Recognition and Awards

  • Invited to contribute to ‘A Tribute to Rozsika Parker’ (1945-2010), Journal of Cloth and Culture, Volume 9, Number 2, July 2011, pp.200-211(12). (Other contributors: Griselda Pollock (Professor of Social and Critical Histories of Art, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds); Jennifer Harris (Deputy Director, The Whitworth Art Gallery, The University of Manchester); Pennina Barnett (Senior Lecturer, Department of Art, Goldsmiths, University of London); Janis Jefferies (Professor of Visual Arts, Department of Computing, Goldsmiths, University of London); Victoria Mitchell (Senior Lecturer, Fine Art, Norwich University College of the Arts).
  • Member AHRC Peer Review College
  • Nominated for the 2008 Northern Arts Prize
  • Member of the Art and Design Sub-Panel in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.
  • Founding Co Director, Centre for Practice as Research in the Arts (CPaRA), University of Chester.
  • 2004-2007 Member of Photostore Selected Makers Panel, Crafts Council, London
  • Member North West Textile Forum
  • Member North West Art and Design Research Group
  • One of 3 established UK artists selected to mentor emerging Japanese artists as part of Through the Surface, Collaborating Textile Artists from Britain and Japan, 2003
  • Selected for BBC production Contemporary Visions, a series of short films profiling 8 contemporary artists including Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry, Fiona Rae, Laura Ford, Martin Parr, Learning Zone, December 2003
  • Shortlisted for the Jerwood Applied Arts Prize 2002: Textiles. Crafts Council, London
  • One of Four artists selected to represent Great Britain at The 10th International Triennial of Tapestry. Museum of Textiles, Lodz, Poland, 2001
  • Northwest Arts Individual Development Grant, 2000
  • British Council Grant, 2000
 2008 Northern Arts Prize

2008 Northern Arts Prize