prism

textile inspired art

prism

textile inspired art

Nerissa Cargill Thompson

Designer, maker and facilitator with over 20 years experience of professional and community practice. Originally trained in Theatre Design but through her community arts practice, her interest in textiles & fibre art grew so undertook MA Textile Practice at Manchester School of Art to develop her personal practice. 2018 began with TIME, an exhibition of photography & textiles at Arc Centre (Stockport) with accompanying textile workshops. Recent group exhibitions: Thoughtful Planet 2 (Thought Foundation), Brownfield Research Centre (AirSpace Gallery), London Road Project (Plant NOMA), Loss/Inheritance (Manchester Craft & Design Centre), Thresholds: The Adjacent Possible (Tapestry, Liverpool), Blowing a Gail (Warrington).

TEXTILE PRACTICE
Nerissa encourages the viewer to stop and look closer; to consider the beauty, value and purpose in the old and discarded through photography and three-dimensional textiles. Her work investigates how things change appearance & shape over time, not just eroding or decaying but also new layers of growth, giving interesting juxtapositions of structure and colour. She uses old clothes and scrap materials within her work for economic & ecological sustainability, choosing fabrics that hold some significance or connection to the work.



Manchester, UK

www.nerissact.co.uk