Family textile workshop
Sat 2 July 2022, 1 – 4pm
Free & open to all
SPACE Pop-Up, 129 Mare Street, Hackney

Free drop-in textile workshop for all the family. Join award-winning textile artist Cecilia Charlton for a fun and creative session where you will learn new skills and create your own bargello embroidery. No need to book, just come along on the day.

Cecilia Charlton (b. 1985) is a London-based American artist. She creates technicolour, highly-patterned textile works that question notions of medium by bringing together traditions of painting, craft, abstraction and folk art. Aesthetically revolving around formal references to abstraction, the works’ titles often reveal autobiographical content, such as issues of mortality, sexuality, family relationships and mental health.

Charlton received a BFA Painting in 2015 from Hunter College in NYC and an MA Painting from the Royal College of Art in 2018. She has exhibited in the UK and internationally and recent exhibitions include: Aurora, Candida Stevens Gallery, 2020 (solo); London Art Far: Platform, Candida Stevens Gallery, 2021; Parade, curated by Kris Day, Broadway Gallery, UK, 2019; Tender Touches, curated by Ines Neto dos Santos and Huma Kabakci of Open Space Contemporary, AMP Gallery, London, 2019; Lifeline as Medium, 532 Gallery, NYC, 2018; SURGE: The Eastwing Biennial, Courtauld Institute, London, 2018; Rogue Objects, curated by spaceship, University College London, 2018. Awards include the Jerwood Makers Open 2021, Fulbright UK Scholarship in 2015 (shortlisted), and the Ellen Battel Stockel Fellowship as part of the Yale University Norfolk Residency in 2014.