Richard McVetis Richard McVetis

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EDUCATION

MA Constructed Textiles - The Royal College of Art - 2006 > 08

BA (HONS) Embroidery - Manchester Metropolitan University - 2002 > 05


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2022

Richard McVetis: Shaped by Time - Crafts Study Centre - Farnham - UK


2021

Monochrome - Ruthin Craft Centre - Wales - UK


2020

Of Time and Place - Living Object - London - UK

25 Years - Danielle Arnaud Gallery - London - UK

Ten - Unit Twelve - Stafford, UK.

2019

RE-NEW - Kettles Yard + Toast - Cambridge, UK

David Gates: In Dialogue - Make Hauser & Wirth - Somerset, UK

COS - Series IV - Coal Drops Yard - London, UK

Construct - The 62 Group - Sunny Bank Mills - Leeds, UK

The Future of Craft - London Craft Week - Oxo Tower - London, UK

Crafting New Perspectives - Culturesphere - Gmund Büttenpapierfabrik - Germany

Future Icons - London Art Fair - UK.

Retail Space - Seventeen Galley - London, UK.


2018

Loewe Craft Prize - The Design Museum - London, UK.

British Craft Pavilion - London Design Fair - London, UK.

Stitch - Daniel Raphael - London, UK.

Is It Useful? - Unit Twelve - Stafford, UK.

Monochrome - Bluecoat Display Centre - Liverpool, UK.

5x10 - Rolfe Judd Architects - London, UK.

The Uppermost Layer - Jaggedart - London, UK


2017

Craft Forms - Wayne Art Center - USA.

Make_Shift - Collyer Bristow Gallery - London, UK.

Form + Motion - UK Pavilion - British Council & Crafts Council - Cheongju International Craft Biennale  - South Korea

Drawing Open - No Format Gallery - London, UK.

Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival - Crafts Council - Picture House Central - London, UK.

Three100 - No Format Gallery - London, UK.

Collect: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects - Crafts Council - Saatchi Gallery - London, UK.

Jerwood Drawing Prize - Turnpike Art Centre - Leigh & The Gallery - Poole,  UK.

The Thread Unraveled - V.M. Gallery - Karachi, Pakistan.


2016

White Show - Clotsworthy House Art Centre - Northern Ireland.

Jerwood Drawing Prize - Jerwood Space - London, UK.

Making Space - The 62 Group of Textile Artists - Macclesfield, UK.

Hand / Work - Bílskúrsgallerý - Icelandic Textile Center - Blönduós, Iceland.

Excellence in Fibre - USA

Craft Forms - Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft - Wayne Art Center - USA.


2015

Craft Forms - Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft - Wayne Art Center - USA. 

Cheongju International Craft Biennale - South Korea.

White Show - Flow Gallery - London, UK.  

Meticulous Stitchers - Unit 12 - Stafford, UK.

Craft Forms - Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft - Wayne Art Center - USA.


2014

Microtopia - Kingsgate Gallery - London, UK.

The Geometrics - Slow Textiles Group Show - Textiles Hub London, UK.


2011

Jerwood Drawing Prize - Jerwood Space - London, UK


AWARDS

The Cockpit Arts / Newby Trust Craft Excellence Awards 2019

Loewe Craft Prize - Finalist - 2018

Arts Council England - Grants for the Arts funding for Collect: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects project  - 2016

Collect Open - Crafts Council - Selected Artist - 2017

Jerwood Drawing Prize - Finalist - 2016

West Dean Tapestry Commission - Long listed Artist - 2016

Resident Artist - Textilsetur Islands - Blonduos - Iceland 2016 

Cheongju International Craft Competition - Finalist - 2015

Jurors Award - Craft Forms - Wayne Art Center - 2015

Jerwood Drawing Prize - Finalist - 2011

Embroiderers Guild Scholar - 2006/07


TALKS

The Skill of Narrative & Stitched Textiles - Key note - Fashion & Textiles Museum - London - Jan 2021

Possibilities of Fibre Art - Organised by Tai Ping & chaired by Grant Gibson - London - March 2020

Textile Artists in Conversation - Raystitch - London - May 2019

Crafts Council - Home and Abroad - Panel discussion - Collect - Saatchi Gallery - London - Jan 2017

Embroiderers Guild - Various Locations - 2006 to present

Inspiring the Future - Various Locations - March 2016 to present


LISTEN

Pursuit of Beauty, In Stitches - Presented by Amber Butchart - BBC Radio 4 - November 2018

Rial Talk - Materials Podcast by Anna Ploszajski - August 2018


PUBLICATIONS

Textile Travels - Anne Kelly - October 2020

Thread Contemporary Embroidered Art - Thames & Hudson - November 2019

De Fil en Aiguille - Embroidery Art - Publication by Pyramyd Editions  - November 2018

Dimensional Cloth - Andra Standton - August 2018

Textile Landscapes - Cas Holmes

Hand Stitch Perspectives - Alice Kettles & Jane McKeating - Bloomsbury Press 2012


COMMISSIONS / PROJECTS 

Crafts Council x Toast - Renewal - April 2021

Store Store x Barbican - London Craft Week - October 2020

ReDesign Business - Virtual Festival - Workshop - September 2020

Late at Tate Britain - Tate Collective - August 2020

Institute of Making - UCL - London, UK - 2018 / 2020

Mulberry - Take Root Branch Out  - May 2020

COS  - November 2019

Toast - Re NEW - October 2019

Cheltenham Science Festival - Make Shack - June 2019

Rolfe Judd Architect - October 2018

The Big Draw - Jerwood Visual Arts - Jerwood Space - London, UK - Oct 2016


PRESS

Toast Magazine - Reviving and Reinventing - May 2021

Tatter Journal - The Vastness of Minutia - May 2021

Embroidery Magazine - My Space - March / April 2020

Turnball & Asser - Off the Cuff - September 2020

Interview - Jamie Chalmers (Mr X Stitch) - July 2020

Textile Curator - June 2020

TOAST x Kettles Yard - November 2019

TOAST Magazine - RE-NEW at Kettles Yard - October 2019

Korean Craft + Design Foundation - Special Feature - July 2019

Evening Standard - Gallery Walls - March 2019

Wilma Journal - December Distilled - December 2018

Textile Artist - From Concept to Creation - Nov 2017

Uppercase Magazine - Making Time - Oct 2017

Wearables Magazine - Inspiration - June 2017

Embroidery Magazine - Making Time - May/ June 2017

Textile Artist - Creating texture and pattern with Stitch - April 2017

Crafts Magazine - Collect Guide - Open to ideas by Imogen Greenhalgh - Feb 2017

House & Garden - Preview the talent at Collect - Jan 2017

Inspirations Magazine - Issue 91 - Sept 2016

Embroidery Magazine - Sept/Oct 2016

UK Handmade Magazine - Interview with Zoe Gilbertson - Sept 2016

Stitch Journal - Rendering with needle a thread - Aug 2016

Booooooom - Art Blog - 2016

Excellence in Fibers -  Fiber Arts Now  2015

House & Garden - Buying Art Dec 2015

Inspirational - Nov 2015

Embroidery Magazine - Nov/Dec 2015

Flow Gallery - Interview - Sept 2015

Crafts Magazine - July/August 2005

Embroidery Magazine - 2005/06


MEMBER

The 62 Group of Textile Artists

Future Icons


TEACHING 

The Royal College of Art - Visiting Lecturer - Textiles - March 2018 - present

Store Projects

Raystitch  -  London,UK - 2012 to Present


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