Mary Gray MSDC
Stitched & Constructed Textiles
Mary is fascinated by the dancing reflections on the surface of moving water, ever changing, fragmented imagery that distorts reality.
Whether the movement comes from the flow of a river, the rhythm of the sea or the wake of a swimmer in a pool, the surface becomes multifaceted and fractured.
The camera, in close up, captures a moment and there is a sense of ‘other worldliness’ about the resulting images.
Mary’s work concerns the depiction of these strange fractured reflections and transient moments of energy in cloth and stitch.
Diploma of Higher Education in Stitched Textiles, East Berkshire College, Distinction
Publications - Kim, Thittichai, Reclaimed Textiles, 2014, Batsford
2018 The Maker’s art, North Surrey Group of Society of Designer Craftsmen The Lightbox Art Fund Gallery, Surrey:
2017 The Makers’ Art , N S Group of Society of Designer Craftsmen, Cranleigh Arts Centre, Surrey:
2016 The Maker’s Art, SDC North Surrey Group, Guildford House, Guildford:
2015 The Maker’s Art,. SDC North Surrey Group, Robert Phillips Gallery, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey
2015 Designer Crafts at the Mall - The “Twenty Five” Exhibit
2018 Transient, Hoxton Arches Gallery, London
2017 Another View, The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Gallery, Birmingham, and Hoxton Arches, London
2016 Fracture, Hoxton Arches Gallery, London.
2015 Lines of Communication, Prism, Hoxton Arches, London
Wey Valley Workshop
2018 The Responsive Stitch, Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking
2016 Threads of Meaning, Guildford House, Guildford, Surrey
2014 Structure, Surface, Stitch-Bracknell
2012 Collections – Connections – Haslemere Museum
2008 Stitches in Time – Guildford House Gallery
2006 Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking
2004 Stitched Textiles at The Royal Horticultural Society Gardens, Wisley
2003 Mixed Media and Stitched Textiles at Osterley
2001 From the Wey to the Zambezi – Guildford House Gallery
1999 14 years on – Guildford House Gallery
1998 Watts Gallery, Compton
2017,2015,2013, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2001, 1999, 1997
2012 Mottisfont National Trust Open Art Exhibition