Nicola Moody

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  • Nicola Moody is a Fine Art Textile Artist. Working predominantly in weaving. This underrepresented artform has a legacy. It consists of vital elements; warp and weft, they must work together. Nicola works within this basic structure but at the same time considers the impact of making alterations to generate one-off pieces. She enjoys the preparation and the intimacy that is inevitable as every piece of yarn is touched and positioned, and the intuition that is necessary to create cloth.

     

    This slow process allows for an alternative way of making and thinking to that of much modern technology. It is within the act of making and the choices made that relate to scale, materials, and techniques that she seeks to express elements of a journey or narrative. She delights in the historic and cultural significance that textiles has in all of our lives. She seeks to use her knowledge to speak about situations and experiences. It is a belief that textiles can be used as a metaphor for many of the things we encounter on our journey through life. The tactile nature of textiles is powerfully evocative of memories and situations whatever language you speak.

     

    Nicola received a first-class degree in Art and Textile design from Bath Spa university and went on to gain a distinction for her MA in Contemporary Textiles from the University of Hertfordshire. She has also worked as an art educator for over 20 years. Since 2016 she has sought to develop her practice as a Fine Art Textile Artist and in so doing, she has successfully secured substantial funding, engaged in residences, a national touring exhibition, received commissions, had solo exhibitions as well as taking part in numerous groups shows.

     

     

    Solo Exhibitions

    • 'Tear and Repair' Touring exhibition throughout 2020 and 2021
    • 'Running With Thread' Verulamium Museum St Albans 18th Jan-19th April 2020
    • 'Running with Thread' Wardown House Luton 4th April-5th June 2019
    • 'Taking a stitch for a walk' University of Bedfordshire "The Gallery" June 2017

     

    Group Exhibitions:

    2021

    • TRANS | FORM,  ArtCan Open, Cello Factory London Spring 2021 TBC

    2019

    • Winter Collection. Obsidian Art. Stoke Mandeville, 2nd Nov-31st Dec 2019
    • Prism 'Fragility' @RBSA Birmingham 8th-19th October.
    • Prism 'Fragility' @ Hoxton Arches 29th May-9th June.
    • Art Can postcard exhibition. Fitzrovia Gallery London 5th June
    • 'Way-Making' Gallery Steel Rooms, Brigg 23rd March- 11th May 2019
    • Summer Collection. Obsidian Art. Stoke Mandeville, 13thJuly - 8th Sept

    2018

    • 44 ArtWorks at 44 Hallam Street Sept 2018-Jan2019
    • 'Cultivate' Christchurch Harpenden 22nd-23rd June
    • "Opening Line' Crossways Communites Gallery, Cambridge 23rd June-19th August
    • "Women shall inherit the earth" Panacea Museum, Bedford.12th July-26th August
    • ArtCan Postcard Fundraiser exhibition. Fitzrovia Gallery, London, 6th June 2018 
    • Prism Textiles "Transient" Hoxton Arches, London 30th May-10th June
    • Earth Day 2018 Online exhibition, 22-29th April
    • Spring Collection, Obsidian Art, Stoke Mandeville 6th April-27th May
    • "On Your Doorstep Too" Horsebridge Arts Centre, Whitstable 11th - 24th April
    • 'The Tree' The Open Door 360 High Street  Berkhamsted March 20th- April 21st

    2017

    • The Workhouse Gallery. "Mist and Mystery" 7th-25th Nov
    • Camden Image Gallery "What is The Point?" ArtCan 7th-15th Nov 
    • Roots Shoots and Leaves Upstairs Gallery Berkhamsted 18th July-5th August.

    2016

    • Art and Design Gallery, University of Hertfordshire 8th Nov-16th Nov
    • Framework Gallery, University of Hertfordshire- May 2016

    2015

    • Framework Gallery Portrait exhibition, University of Hertfordshire-May 201
    • Nicola Moody, Transition, 2020
      Nicola Moody, Transition, 2020
  • BACK TO OPEN CALL Exhibition