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Exploring issues of identity, the subconscious and the passage of time my work seeks to articulate specific events and interactions through a kaleidoscopic, emotion led vision. Textile processes, specifically embroidery feature at the heart of my practice, although often in unusual ways.

I am fascinated with it’s diversity and potential as a means of communication (or subversion), it’s history and practice throughout the world both as an art form and in daily life, and the repetitive, meditative and healing effects experienced through it’s creation.

With a background in Textiles, Visual Language and theatrical based disciplines, the works form a diverse portfolio comprising embroidery, painting, drawing and installation.

Please contact kirstie@kirstiemacleod.co.uk for information.


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Key CV events:

2008  Perpetua. Commissioned by The Barbican forThe House of Viktor & Rolf, London

2008  Emelan. Commissioned by Quintessentially, Philips de Pury, London

2009  Chatelaine. Commissioned by The Certoza Arts Festival, Capri, Italy.

2009  Funding from the British Council Dubai for commissioned installation (Red Dress)

2009  Performance of Red Dress & Emelan staged at Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE

2010  Performance of Red Dress staged at Royal Academy of Arts event, London

2011  Activist Art. Nominated to speak at event , Arts Arena (in partnership with Unesco)

2012  First Prize for the Red Dress at the Premio Valcellina Textiles Award, Maniago, Italy

2013  Shyamala, solo show with 2 hour performance of the Red Dress. Galerie Maeght, Paris

2014  Funding confirmed from private collector, Kirstie visits Fansina (supported by the Makhad Trust) to commission embroidery for Red Dress, St Catherine’s, Sinai, Egypt

2014  Art in Motion, Jules Maeght Gallery, San Francisco

2015  Punctured Perspectives, featuring the Red Dress, Rook & Raven Gallery, London

2016  Funding confirmed by private collector for Red dress commission in Saudi Arabia

2016 Phaedra. Commissioned by director Sophie Hunter for Operatic performance, Ireland.

2020 Red Dress, Museo Des Arte Popular, Mexico City, Mexico.