SATURDAY 28 May 2011  – Michael Brennand–Wood ‘Pretty Deadly’ : An Illustrated Talk
14.30 – 15.30 Venue : Performance space at the Bluecoat

Tickets available from the Display Centre £4.95 (£3.95 concs)

The talk will be followed by refreshments and an opportunity for an informal chat with Michael with his work back at the Display Centre from 3.30 – 4.30pm.

‘A defining characteristic of my practice is the conceptual synthesis of contemporary and historical sources. I have persistently worked within contested areas of textile practice, embroidery, pattern, lace and recently floral imagery. ‘Pretty Deadly’ will focus on selected key themes mapping the development of my work, including exhibition, commission and public art projects.’

To book a place for any workshop or talk please email or call 0151 7094014.

About the Artist

Michael Brennand-Wood is a Visual Artist, Curator and Arts Consultant. He occupies a central position in the research, origination and advocacy of Contemporary International Art Textiles. Exhibited in major galleries, world wide, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto and National Gallery of Australia. Recent exhibitions include ‘Pricked-Extreme Embroidery MAD, New York, ‘Vase Attacks’ Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco and ‘Pretty Deadly’ Naughton Gallery, Belfast.

Prizes include, The Creative Concept Award in 1987 and The Fine Art Award in 1989 at the International Textile Competition in Kyoto, the first RSA Art for Architecture Award 1990 and Fine Art Award, Phaff 2007.

He has undertaken residencies in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Belgium.

Michael will be exhibiting at the Display Centre in ‘Collected’ from 14 May – 25 June. To view a video of the artist, click here.