Artworks

Crafts Emergency, Aspex Gallery 2016
Jacky is a contemporary embroidery artist, whose work sits at the intersection of design and art. She creates large striking wall pieces, functional art pieces as statement furniture, and embroidered wallpaper that is both steeped in a decorative tradition, and an artistic meditation on contemporary cultural exchange, informed by her practice-led PhD in Textile Art (interdisciplinary) and postcolonial fashion cultures.

The embroideries bring alive shifting cultural allegiances; the mixing of tattoo and urban graffiti imagery with traditional decorative patterns and motifs, creates an ‘urban chinoiserie’ that celebrates and explores contemporary culture through the intertwining of historical patterns and contemporary embellishment. From feral lace to embellished creatures, from intricately embellished drawing to vast layered embroidered hangings, her embroidery creates a baroque pleasure; forming new marks, textures and stories.

In 2019 she was recently part of the Material: Textiles show at Messums Wiltshire, and one of her statement Parakeet Cocktail Chairs is in a private collection in Texas along with works by Yves Klein and other artists. She regularly shows at London Craft Week, most recently in 2019, as part of the acclaimed Future of Crafts exhibition focusing on collectable ‘craft/art’ pieces, led by Future Icons with Design Nation.

Jacky’s rich, textural artworks are available to commission and purchase.

The Raven and Hyena pieces have already been purchased by private collectors. The Hare Wallscreen and the Peacock Hanging (shown as panel details) are available for sale. Jacky also works to commission, often inspired by her love of the clash of the historical and the contemporary to create embroidered artworks rich in detail, concept and layers of texture.

Please enquire directly to the studio to purchase or commission one of Jacky’s pieces, and she will be pleased to discuss details, size and concept. Jacky also works with specialist framers and textile conservators, so should you require particular framing or mounting of a work, this can also be discussed.

Material: Textile, Messums Wiltshire 2019
Hand and Lock Prize 2015, winner

Fiber Art Now: Excellence in Fibers
Winner, Wearable Art section 2017

NEXUS: Meetings at the Edge 2018
Fife Contemporary, Ruithin Crafts Centre
London Craft Week 2019
The Future of Crafts
London Craft Week 2019
The Future of Crafts
Please enquire directly to the studio to purchase or commission one of Jacky’s pieces, and she will be pleased to discuss details, size and concept. Jacky also works with specialist framers and textile conservators, so should you require particular framing or mounting of a work, this can also be discussed.
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