About Alice Kettle
Alice Kettle is a contemporary textile/fibre artist based in the UK and has established an internationally regarded unique area of practice.
Her stitched works, many the size of huge figurative tapestries, exploit the textures and effects made possible through the harnessing of a mechanical process to intuitive, conceptual and creative ends.
Alice is currently Professor in Textile Arts at Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University. Her work is represented in various public collections including the Crafts Council London, the Whitworth in Manchester, Museo Internationale delle Arti Applicate Oggi, Turin, Italy, Museum of Decorative Art and Design, Riga, Latvia. Commissions include the National Library of Australia, The Scottish High Court in Edinburgh, Gloucester and Winchester Cathedrals, Winchester Discovery Centre, Lloyd’s Register and the School of Music & Drama at Manchester University.
Her major exhibition Thread Bearing Witness will be at the Whitworth Sept 2018 – April 2019. She has co authored Hand Stitch Perspectives, Machine Stitch Perspectives, Collaboration through Craft, The Erotic Cloth with Bloomsbury and Making Stories Ibook with Electricimprint.
Liverpool International Slavery Museum
Museum of Decorative Art and Design, Riga, Latvia
Ararat Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia
Belger Collection, Kansas City USA
Hove Museum & Art Gallery
Portsmouth City Art Gallery
The Otter Art Gallery, University College Chichester
The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
Crafts Council of Great Britain
The Embroiderers’ Guild
St Mary’s College, Baltimore, USA
The Prudential Collection
The Broadgate Club, London.
Hampshire Museums Service
Calderdale MBC: Museums and Arts
The Embroiderers’ Guild, NSW, Australia
Museo Internationale delle Arti Applicate Oggi, Turin, Italy
Manchester City Art Gallery, (ceramic collaboration with Alex McErlain)
Special Collections Gallery, Manchester Metropolitan University (ceramic collaboration with Alex McErlain)
Platt Hall Gallery of Costume. Manchester
York Castle Museum Gallery (ceramic collaboration with Alex McErlain)
Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead
Hand Stitch Perspectives (Bloomsbury)
Machine Stitch Perspectives (Bloomsbury)
Collaboration through Craft (Bloomsbury)
The Erotic Cloth (Bloomsbury)
Making Stories Ibook with Electricimprint