Gill Banks

Profile

Gill is currently exploring landscape after many years of being inspired almost exclusively by the sea. Water still holds a fascination for her but rivers, lakes and wetlands now feature in her sketchbook together with her beloved, often deserted beaches. She finds herself working often with watercolour or acrylic on paper, using collage and hand stitch to add texture and marks to her compositions.

Gill completed the HE Diploma in Stitched Textiles at East Berkshire College where she received a Distinction.

Qualifications

2007   HE Diploma in Stitched Textiles (Distinction)
2004   City and Guilds Creative Embroidery Part II
2002   City and Guilds Creative Embroidery Part I

Memberships

HapticArt

Exhibitions

2018 
May 12th-27th West Berkshire Open Studios at Headley, near Newbury
May 12th – June 3rd Open Studios @ Sandham Memorial Chapel, Burghclere near Newbury.

2015
March 6th – 8th Landmark Contemporary Textiles Fair, Teddington
April 2nd – 26th Talking Threads West Ox Arts Gallery Town Hall Market Square Bampton Oxfordshire OX18 2JH
May 2nd – 17th West Berkshire Open Studios Headley Nr. Newbury
September 12th – December 20th HapticArt at Abingdon Museum
October 3rd-4th Lambeth Open 4 Abbotswood Road Streatham SW16 1AP

2014
May 4th-18th West Berkshire Open Studios at Headley
September 9th-27th Upstairs Gallery Berkhampstead
October 4th-5th Lambeth Open 4 Abbotswood Road Streatham

2013
March 9th – 10th Landmark Contemporary Textile Fair Teddington
April 3rd – 21st The Robert Phillips Gallery Riverhouse Arts Centre Walton on Thames Surrey
May 4th – 19th West Berkshire Open Studios Headley Nr. Newbury
July 23rd – November 3rd ‘Follow the Thread’ with Oxford Textile Workshop at Abingdon Museum

2012
February 28th – March 11th Fountain Gallery East Molesey Surrey
March 10th – 11th Landmark Contemporary Textile Fair Teddington
May 5th – May 20th West Berkshire and North Hampshire Open Studios Headley near Newbury

2011
January Fountain Gallery, East Molesey, Surrey
March Landmark Contemporary Textile Fair, Teddington
April The Old Chapel Textile Centre, Newbury, Berks.
May West Berkshire Open Studios, Headley near Newbury
September, Basingstoke Embroiders’ Guild, Workshop

Contact

E-mail:  gillbanks49@gmail.com