Approved: 16.05.2014

Debbie Lyddon

Artist, Maker

Archived
Approved: 16.05.2014

My interest lies in the perception of natural phenomena that occur in my immediate surroundings and my current practice explores the processes of change that occur in a coastal environment. Air, wind, water, light and sound are forever shifting with continuous and infinitesimal variation and my work explores these visible and invisible forces and the transformations they sustain on the landscape and

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  • Location: Wells-next-the-Sea, East
  • Artforms: Textiles
 
 

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    Artist Statement

    My interest lies in the perception of natural phenomena that occur in my immediate surroundings and my current practice explores the processes of change that occur in a coastal environment. Air, wind, water, light and sound are forever shifting with continuous and infinitesimal variation and my work explores these visible and invisible forces and the transformations they sustain on the landscape and the objects in it. I am not only inspired by things that are seen but also by those that are heard and can be touched and I record objects, happenings, sounds and textures that I have noticed in the environment around me. I make mixed media cloths, sculptures and installations that originate from thoughts and memories that are a consequence of experiencing place and paying attention. Cloth is at the centre of my practice and I enjoy the process of making and constructing with it. I experiment with non-traditional materials that relate to a coastal environment such as salt, wax and bitumen to change the natural qualities of cloth and to push the boundaries of this pliable material. My practice aims to present a multi-sensory interpretation of my surroundings – one that can be seen, touched and heard.

    CV & Education

    Education

    MA Contemporary Textiles (2009-2011) University of Hertfordshire 

    HE Dip Stitched Textiles (2005-2008) Bucks New University 

    Royal Academy of Music (1978 -1981)

     

    Selected Exhibitions

    2020

    28 May – 14 June 2020, Place: Sight, Sound, Debbie Lyddon and Mary Morris, Handa Gallery, Wells Maltings, Staithe Street, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk NR23 1AN POSTPONED

     

    2019

    Ctrl/Shift, 62 Group of Textile Artists, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre , Scunthorpe

    CONSTRUCT, 62 Group of Textile Artists, Sunny Bank Mills, Farsley, West Yorkshire

    Moments of Being, Handa Gallery, Wells Maltings, Staithe Street, Wells-next-the-Sea, 

    CTRL/Shift, 62 Group of Textile Artists, The National Centre for Craft and Design,  Sleaford

     

    2018

    Autumn 2018, Colour Notes (Studio 21) – Knitting and Stitching Show, London, Dublin, Harrogate

    CTRL/Shift, 62 Group of Textile Artists, MAC Birmingham, Birmingham 

    CLEY 18, ‘The greater the distance the clearer the view’ – St Margaret’s Church, Cley 

    CONNECTION: OPEN 2018, Wells Maltings Trust, Wells Maltings, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk Wells Heritage Art Trail  – The Quay, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

    Contemporary Textile Fair  – Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Road, Teddington

     

    2017

    The Sewing Machine Project, Studio 21, The Knitting and Stitching Shows, London, Harrogate and Dublin. 

    The Makers Art, Society of Designer Craftsmen North Surrey GroupCranleigh Art Centre 

    Cley 17Connectivity – St Margaret’s Church, Cley-next-the-Sea

    The Archive Project – The Cello Factory, London

    Making Space, The 62 Group of Textile Artists, Knitting and Stitching Show, Edinburgh, 

    Making Space, The 62 Group of Textile Artists, Spring Knitting and Stitching Show, London

     

    2016

    Moments of Being (solo show) – The Knitting & Stitching Shows, London and Harrogate

    CLEY16: In Norfolk Now – St. Margaret’s Church, Cley-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

    Making Space (The 62 Group of Textile Artists) – Macclesfield Silk Museum, Macclesfield

    The Sewing Machine Project (Studio 21) – SIT Festival, Lansdown Gallery, Stroud

    The Archive Project – Haslemere Educational Museum, Haslemere

     

    2015

    The Sewing Machine Project, Studio 21 – The Bracknell Gallery, South Hill Park Arts Centre

    The Sewing Machine Project Preview, Studio 21 – Select Showcase, Cheltenham

    Chinese Whispers Selection, Studio 21 -The Well House Gallery, Horndon on the Hill

    The Makers’ Art, Society of Designer Craftsmen North Surrey Group, The Robert Phillips Gallery, Walton-on-Thames

    The 62 Group Now – Upfront Gallery, Unthank, Penrith, Cumbria

    Designer Crafts at the Mall 2015 – The Mall Galleries, London

     

    2014

    Caught by the Tide (solo show) – Society of Designer Craftsmen Gallery, London

    Landmark Autumn Art Fair – Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington, 

    Fine Art Quilt Masters – NEC, Birmingham

    Preview of Fine Art Quilt Masters Shortlist – New Designers, London

     

    2013

    Chinese WhispersStudio 21, The Bracknell Gallery, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell

    Reflective Space,The Crypt Gallery, London

    Landmark Contemporary Textiles Fair, Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington

    The shop within the show, Designer Crafts at The Mall 2013, The Mall Galleries, London

     

    2012

    Everyday Encounters, William Morris Gallery, London

    Surface II, The Crypt Gallery, London

    Group Exhibition, Hastings Arts Forum, St Leonards on Sea, Hastings

    The Duration of Surface, The Attic at Lines of Pinner, Pinner

    Newland House School (solo show), Vinery Gallery, Twickenham

    Designer Crafts at the Mall, The Mall Galleries, London

    Press

    Handmade magazine, winter 2017, p38-41

    https://issuu.com/ukhandmade/docs/uk_handmade_magazine_winter_2017

    Ebb and Flow, Embroidery, July/August 2017, p44-49

    Art Quilting Studio, Marshscapes by Rice Freeman-Zachery, Summer 2015 

    Work appears in:

    Hannah Lamb: Poetic Cloth: Creating meaning in textile art, Batsford, 2019

    Shelley Rhodes: Sketchbook Explorations: Mixed Media Approaches for Textile Artists, Batsford, 2018

    Mandy Patullo, Textile Collage, Batsford, 2016

    Alice Fox: Natural Processes in Textile Art: From Rust Dyeing to Found Objects, Batsford, 2015

    Julia Triston, Contemporary Applique, Batsford, 2014

    C. June Barnes, Exploring Dimension in Quilt Art, Batsford, 2012

    Sandra Meech, Connecting Design to Stitch, Batsford, 2012

    Kim Thittichai, Experimental Textiles, Batsford, 2009

     

    Web Articles

    TextileArtist.org e-book, Textiles: A response to Landscape, 2016

    Debbie Lyddon: Art that Inspires, www.textileartist.org, 2016

    Debbie Lyddon: Responding to Environment, www.textileartist.org, 2013

    Aeolian Pipes and Air-songs Booklet

    Professional Activities

    Member and Chair of the 62 Group of Textile Artists’

    Member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen

    Committee member North Norfolk Exhibition Project