Artwork for Rachel Hankins
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I use fabrics, hand and free machine embroidery and mixed media to make art with lots of visual texture.
For me, art is a medium for making slightly abstracted representations of the natural world - particularly seascapes, landscapes, trees and flowers. It's also a powerful way to make social comment on issues that incense me - from poverty and injustice in the UK to the effects of the climate crisis on the natural world and the wildlife that depends on it.
I am a textile artist.
I'm part of the Sage Collective - a group of six textile artists living in Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire who meet monthly and exhibit together.
Member of Wye Valley Stichers and Textile Artists.
Former member of Elmslie Embroiderers, Malvern.
City & Guilds in Textiles with Machine Embroidery (two Distinctions) at Malvern Hills College of Art, 2019-2020.
Art tuition (watercolours) from Anthony Avery at Man of Ross Gallery, Ross-on-Wye.
Secret Gallery in Newent, Oct-Nov 2022.
Hereford Museum & Gallery during Grayson Perry’s travelling exhibition of his ‘Vanity of Small Differences’ tapestries, Oct ~ Dec 2021.
Elmslie House Gallery with Elmslie Embroiderers, Jan 2021.
H-Art, Sept 2019.
The Secret Gallery, Newent (cards and small artworks)
During H-Art week at St Mary's Church, Ross-on-Wye.