Naomi Beevers MSDC

Stitched & Constructed Textiles

About Naomi
Naomi is a textile and mixed media artist looking at the sunny side of life. Her childhood in 1960’s and 70’s Devon and Cornwall has influenced her art and given her an appreciation of vintage domestic items and wildlife. She loves combining kitchenalia with textiles to make quirky, humorous birds, fish and other familiar animals.
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Naomi's love of humour, social history, textiles and cookery combine in her 3D and wall art pieces. Needle felting and hand stitch dominate her current work. She also frequently uses printing and painting techniques and free machine embroidery.

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Exhibitions, Galleries, Magazines & Events

Current:

The Wisley Gallery, The Welcome Building, RHS Wisley, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB

Past:

The Art Shed gallery at The Medicine Garden, Cobham

Thread Festival and Festival of Craft, The Maltings, Farnham 2016, 2017, 2018

Surrey Artists Open Studio 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Surrey Artist of the Year Exhibition, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, October to November 2015 and 2017

AppArt, Surrey 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

North Surrey Branch SDC Exhibitions Lightbox, Woking; Guildford House, Guildford; Robert Phillips Gallery, Walton on Thames

Tutor at Knit and Stitch Show Alexandra Palace, Dublin and Harrogate 2017

Farnham Craft Trail September to end October 2015 and 2016

New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham. Christmas 2015 and 2016

Designer Crafts At The Mall, The Mall Galleries, London

Golden Hare GalleryWorkshop on the Web 2015

Interview in the Designer Style section of Surrey Life Magazine 2015

Bourneside Gallery, Dorking 2015

WSTA Exhibition, South Hill Arts Centre, Berkshire 2013/14

Education & Qualifications:

City and Guilds Diploma in Stitched Textiles Embroidery, East Berkshire College

City and Guilds Certificate, Guildford

B.Ed Textiles, Bath

Work Experience:

Textiles Tutor, Surrey Adult Learning Centre, Guildford.

Family Day Art Activity Organiser, Send Prison (biannual)

Primary School and Secondary Textile Teacher

Memberships:

Society of Designer Craftsmen (LSDC with Distinction)

Maltings Makers Textile Network

Surrey Artists Open Studios

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