Exhib 4

Susan Macarthur BIOGRAPHY

Susan Macarthur was born in East Sussex. After living in London and abroad now lives near Bath and Bristol.

Studied at Eastbourne College of Art in 1975, Art Institute of Southern California, Laguna Beach 1980 – 82, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo (US) 1982-84 (Associated Arts), California State University Long Beach 1985-87 (General Art) and City & Guilds Part 1 & 2 Stitched Textiles 1990-93.

Fellow of the Society of Designer Craftsmen.

Susan initially studied Fine Art primarily painting, drawing and sculpting. Towards the latter part of her education at Cal State Long Beach she was introduced to textiles and on returning to England has gone on to experiment with different techniques and materials to portray the human form.

‘I come from a background of life drawing/painting and have always been drawn to the drama of the human form. My work is a combination of painting together with fabric, paper, thread and paints. I like the unpredictable occurrences that can arise with these materials and feel there is a strong crossover between the drawn line and a line of thread. Texture plays a large role in my work – in fact I think it is probably the most important element for me'.

Susan shows her work through galleries, exhibitions and art fairs – upcoming events can be found on her website.


World of Embroidery May 1999 ‘The Eternal Nude’
World of Embroidery May 2001 ‘Form, Figure & Stitch’
Celebrity Interview - see workshopontheweb.com June 2002


Affordable Art Fair Battersea
Slade Centre Gilllingham 'My Favourite Things'
Autun Art Fair Landmark Arts Centre Teddington

Affordable Art Fair Battersea
Ramster Textile & Embroidery Exhibition, Chiddingfold, Surrey
Affordable Art Fair, New York
Wylye Valley Art Trail 2013
Affordable Art Fair Hampstead
Hackwood Art Fair Tunworth Basingstoke
Byard Art 'Uncovered' Exhibition
Yvonne Arnaud Art Exhibition 2013 Guildford
Byard Art Summer Exhibition
Forge Gallery, Worthing
Affordable Art Fair, Seattle
Affordable Art Fair, Singapore

Works on Paper, Science Museum with Linda Blackstone
Affordable Art Fair Battersea
Affordable Art Fair, New York
Artspace, Henley on Thames
Art in Action, Waterperry, Oxon

Byard Art, Cambridge – Mixed Exhibition
Works on Paper, Science Museum with Linda Blackstone
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea with Linda Blackstone
Ramster Textile Exhibition, Chiddingfold
Affordable Art Fair, New York with Linda Blackstone
Wylye Valley Art Trail
Summer Exhibition, Byard Art, Cambridge
Art in Action, Waterperry
Byard Summer Exhibition/New Works
Paperweight, i2 Gallery, Saffron Walden
Byard Christmas Cracker, Cambridge

Mall Gallery, Society of Designer Crafts
OWN ART, Byard Art Cambridge
Affordable Art Fair – Brussels
Affordable Art Fair – Battersea
Byard Summer Exhibition Cambridge
Art in Action, Waterperry
Byard Art, Winter Exhibition

Create 09 Walford Mill, Wimborne, Dorset
Byard Art Cambridge – Summer, Christmas & Figurative Show
Artspace Barn Galleries Henley
Ramster Textile & Embroidery Exhibition Chiddingfold
Affordable Art Fair Spring Collection - Linda Blackstone Gallery
Contemporary Textiles Fair,Landmark Arts Centre Teddington

Contemporary Textile Fair – Landmark Arts Centre
Affordable Art Fair - Battersea– Linda Blackstone Gallery
Affordable Art Fair – Bristol – Linda Blackstone Gallery
CREATE – Contemporary Craft Fair - Walford Mill, Wimborne
Millenium Gallery, Sunbury on Thames
Childwickbury Arts Festival
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London
The Northern Art Show, Harrogate International Centre
Affordable Art Fair, Bristol
The Cambridgeshire Art Show – Byard Art
Byard Art, 4 St Mary's Passage, Cambridge
The Beetroot Tree, South Street, Draycott

Designer Crafts Mall Galleries London
Art in Action, Waterperry Oxford
The Wylye Valley Art Trail, The Ginger Piggery, Wilts
Contemporary Art Quilts, London SE1 7HT
Contemporary Textiles Fair, Landmark Arts Centre,Teddington
The Affordable Art Fair London with Linda Blackstone Gallery
Create - Contemporary Craft Fair, Walford Mill , Wimborne, Dorset
MIX IT UP ,Byard Art ,4 St Mary's Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PQ
Designer [email protected] 2007, Chelsea Old Town Hall , London
Edinburgh Art Fair Edinburgh with Linda Blackstone Gallery,

Affordable Art Fair - New York
'Form & Figure, Byard Art, Cambridge
Dorset Art Weeks - Slade Centre Gallery, Gillingham
Society of Designer Craftsmen - Mall Galleries, London
Contemporary Textile Fair, Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington
Affordable Art Fair London with HQ Gallery
'Self Centred' Dorset touring exhibition organised by Artsreach
Contemporary Art Quilts,Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall, Uffington, Oxfordshire and Llanidloes,Powys
Artwave, HQ Gallery, St John Street, Lewes
'Figure This', Walford Mill, Wimborne
Designer Crafts, Chelsea Town Hall

Society of Designer Craftsmen - Mall Galleries, London
Living Threads - Linda Blackstone Gallery, Pinner
Contemporary Textile Fair O5 - Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington
Affordable Art Fair - Battersea, London
'Figure it Out' Warmwalls Gallery, Nantwich
'A is for Art' - Star II Gallery , Southover Grange,Lewes
Midsummer Art Fair 2005 - Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington
'Sew-Sew' Artwave Festival Show - Star Gallery II, Lewes
Artspace 2005 - Church Farm, Shrawley, Worcester
Salisbury City Art Trail - Fisherton Mill, Fisherton Street, Salisbury
Silver Threads Exhibition - Byard Art, Cambridge
Brighton Art Fair - The Corn Exchange, Brighton
Christmas Textiles & Prints, Salisbury Playhouse Gallery Salisbury

The Mall Galleries - Society of Designer Craftsmen
'Living Threads' - Linda Blackstone Gallery, Pinner
Contemporary Textile Fair - Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington
Affordable Arts Fair, Battersea - Linda Blackstone Gallery
Textile Showcase 2004 - Art in the Frame Foundation, Jersey
'Exhibition of the Female Form' - Craft in the Bay, Cardiff
Artspace - Aston, Henley
Dorset Art Weeks - Slade Centre Gallery, Gillingham
'Visions in Textile & Paper' - Ramsgate Library Gallery
Summer Show - Lewes Contemporary Art
Artspace - Worcester
Autumn Art Fair - Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington
Brighton Art Fair - Corn Exchange, Brighton
Atrium Gallery - Bournemouth University

'Naked Inspiration' - Derek Topp Gallery, Derbyshire
Contemporary Textile Fair - Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington
Battersea Contemporary Arts Fair
Art in Action 2003 - Textile Demonstration, Waterperry, Oxford
Contemporary Art Quilts 2003 - Uffington & Bristol
Linda Blackstone Gallery - Pinner
'Off the Wall' - St David's Hall, Cardiff

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