My chosen media is predominantly textile: the potential of fabric to fold and conceal, as well as cover and protect is one that everyone knows and understands, and in my work I hope it provides a base that holds my ideas, capturing them in the fibres, and revelling in colour and texture. Most of my work is based on observation reconsidered through the processes of drawing and photography. The calm and spirit of a place - whether it is on land or on the edge of the sea has impacted on my ideas; many of which are clearly filtered by my experiences and the context of art practices which I am continually researching and exploring.
Patricia M Greaves - c v
Lancashire Open 2018, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk
Sefton Open, The Atkinson, Southport, 2016
'...in Motion', Filz touring exhibition commencing Feb 2013 in Göttingen, Germany;
May 2013 in Mouzon, France; Sept 2013 in Forchheim, Germany;
Spring 2014 in Yväskylä, Craft Museum of Finland, 2015 Heidelberg, Germany
Interwoven, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, Lancs, 2011
Crafted, Knowsley Arts, Sept - February 2011
Considering Terrain, Edge Hill University, April 2010 Objects of Desire, Chapel Gallery Ormskirk, Nov 2008 Healing Exhibition, International textiles artists at Norton Priory, April 2008
Seven -MA Fine Art 2006, Chester University, Sept 2006
On the Map - IFA touring exhibition UK and Europe, Terressa, Barcelona March/April 2006
Wild Women Felters, Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport March/April 2006
On the Map - IFA touring exhibition UK and Europe, Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh Dec 2005 + Sefton Open, (selected) September 2005 West Lancs Open, (selected) August 2005 Silver Strands, Atkinson Art Gallery Southport, December 2004 Contemporary Felt wall hangings & Art Objects, National Gallery, Budapest, August ‘04 On Noah’s Ark (work with children) exhibition : Kecskemet, Hungary, 2004 On the Map - IFA touring exhibition UK and Europe, starts May 2004 in Devon, and through 2005; 2006 in Barcelona Contemporary art, design and craft , Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, 2003 Art- Felt (solo)Bell corridor, Howarth Art Gallery, Accrington, Lancs Aug - Sept 2003 West Lancs Open, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, 2002 - 5 Over the Hills, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk 2003 Textile Biennalle, Stroud 2003 High Places, Stockport Art Gallery 2003 Howarth Open, Accrington, Lancs, 2002 Red,Red, Red, Maidstone Art Gallery, 2002 On the Line, Morley Gallery, London July 2002 Felt impressed, touring IFA exhibition 2002 - 2003 Contemporary Craft & Design, Knowsley Art Gallery, Dec 2001- Jan 2002 Sefton Open, Merseyside Sept - Nov 2001 Felt, Fibre and Fabric, Frodsham, Cheshire, 2001 Solo exhibition, Domino Gallery , Liverpool, 2001 Solo exhibition, Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, 2001 Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London, 2000 Indian Summer, Bluecoat D. Centre, Liverpool, 2000 “Felt Directions” touring, 2000- 2001 “Continuum” , Touring Exhibition of Guild of S, W & D Stockport Open, 2000 On your head be it, Stockport Hatting Museum, 2000 We have felt.... Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, 2000 Drumcroon Open , Wigan 1997 - 2000 Grosvenor Open , Chester 1999 Four textile artists: ”Fibre & Form”, Bankfield Museum, Halifax, 1998
Felt Directions, Collins Gallery, Glasgow and touring including Mouzon 1994-95 Work in Private Collections & in the New Women’s Hospital, Liverpool.
Achievements: Masters degree in fine Art, Liverpool / Chester 2006 Masters degree in Arts in Education, Liverpool 1996 Professional Development Award from North West Arts Board, July 2000 Drumcroon Open Exhibition, 1998 Textile Prize winner Works to commission for public art projects & private collections.