Jacqui Parkinson Exhibitions
The eleven 'cathedral exhibitions' continue to tour cathedrals
All sets of banners are made up of ten pieces of work (each approx 2 metres high and ½ meter wide) and available for hire (£50 for a month from: Deo Gloria Trust.
Jacqui's Textile Projects
Jacqui Parkinson has been working on several interesting projects, including:
good grief? – Following the death of her first husband Rob Frost in 2007, Jacqui stitched an extraordinary set of vintage handkerchiefs as she worked through her grief. These form a book by the same title [on sale for £10] and are one of the Deo Gloria Trust touring exhibitions.
Life, Loss and Laundries – an exhibition of artwork inspired by the traditions of women's work in mending and washing in Victorian and Edwardian time.
Jacqui has been researching been the 'anonymous' lives of destitute girls in the 1890's-1910's. Some of them found their way into places like Devon House of Mercy, Bovey Tracey, where Jacqui's studio used to be situated. They were trained there by Anglican nuns in kitchen work, housekeeping, needlework and laundry skills.
Previous Exhibitions of Jacqui Parkinson's Textile Work
Eleven cathedral exhibitions, created between 2004 and 2013, on tour now :
2004 – London : Pathways Summer Exhibition, Terrace Gallery Museum
2004 – London : Summer Exhibition, Lantern Arts Centre
2004 – London, Dublin, Harrogate : Knitting and Stitching Show
2005 – London : OPUS, Mall Galleries
2006 – London : PRISM, Mall Galleries
2008 – London : Society of Designer Craftsmen, Mall Galleries
2009 – London : PRISM, Mall Galleries
2012 – Taunton : Brewhouse Gallery, 'Mapping the Future'
2012 – London : PRISM, Mall Galleries, 'Hidden Places, Hidden Spaces'
2012 – London : St Margaret’s Church, Westminster, 'More than Gold'
2013 – Exeter : National Trust, Killerton House, 'Love, loss and laundries'
2013-14 : Great Yarmouth, Time and Tide Museum, 'Frayed, Textiles on the Edge'
2014 – Bovey Tracey : Devon Guild of Craftsmen, 'Love, loss and laundries'
2014 – Manchester : John Rylands Library, 'Good Grief?'
2016 – 'Threads through Revelation', touring British Cathedrals