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Samantha Harvey

Profile

Sam is interested in creating work to make you smile and look. Her new body of work explores character, texture and pattern with dragons in drawings and sculptures … although she prefers the mystical oriental dragon, the influence of its sinister Western cousin has crept into many of her creations. In reality however these creatures owe more to the sea dragon of Port Philip Bay than to the beast of St George.

Sam also runs Stitch Clubs which introduce the fun and creativity of sewing to young children, teens and adults. (see stitch-london.co.uk)

Previously Sam was involved in the pioneering development of interactive media, including CD-ROM, Web and DVD. In 2003 she gave up formally directing others to make things in order to develop her own creative ideas and skills. Her interest with art which moves and responds to interactivity is something which she is planning to develop with her textiles.

Exhibitions

More Mystical Creatures @ The Gallery, Harrow Arts Centre, March 2014
Mystical Creatures @ The Attic, Lines of Pinner, December 2013
Chinese Whispers with Studio 21, South Hill Park, Bracknell, Berkshire, 14-27 October 2013
Outrageous with Okra Textiles, The Attic Gallery, Pinner, 8-13 June 2013
Chinese Whispers with Studio 21, Fashion, Embroidery and Stitch @ the NEC, Birmingham, 21-24 March 2013
MzTEK @ Norwich Arts Centre, 9 Feb-9 March 2013
Winter Wonders, Obsidian Art, Nov/Dec 2012
Stitch to the Future with the children and teens from Stitch-London.co.uk, The Attic, Lines of Pinner, September 2012
Outrageous with Okra Textiles, The Cow Byre Gallery, Ruislip, September 2012
Harrow Open Studios Spindle Cottage, Pinner, June 2012
Harrow Open Studios Taster Exhibition Group Exhibition, West House, Pinner, June 2012
Art in the Attic with Pat Griffin, The Attic, Pinner, May 2012
Landscape, Texture and Pattern with Ann Burnham, The Attic, Pinner, April 2012
The Duration of Surface Group Exhibition, The Attic, Pinner, April 2012
Continuum @ Hastings Art Forum 3-15 November 2011
9 Days Art Group Exhibition curated by NashArts, All Saints Church, Harrow Weald, September 2011
Continuum with Studio 21, The Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, August 2011
Through The Eye of the Needle: 400 Years of the King James Bible with Okra Textiles, The Cow Byre Gallery, Ruislip, July 2011
Harrow Open Studios Spindle Cottage, Pinner, June 2011
Momentum with Okra Textiles, The Harvey Gallery, Guildford, September 2010
Studio 21 @ Shepherd Market, 54 The Gallery, W1, August 2010
Designer Crafts at the Mall 2010, The Mall Galleries, SW1, January 2010
End of Year Show, East Berkshire College, June 2009

Qualifications

HE Diploma Stitched Textiles with distinction at East Berkshire College, Windsor, validated by Bucks New University, 2009.
Foundation in Art and Design with distinction, Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College, 2006
City and Guilds Certificate in Machine Embroidery, Missenden Abbey, 2005
Bachelor of Arts with Honours, University of Melbourne, 1986

Memberships

Society of Designer Craftsmen, Licentiate Member
Okra Textile Artists
Studio 21

Contact Details

e: sam@stitch-london.co.uk
w: www.samantha-harvey.com