sarah_joy_ford@hotmail.co.uk

cutcloth.co.uk

@sarahjoy.ford

 

Education

Current PhD Art and Design | Manchester School of Art (pending)

2017-2018 Textile Practice MA | Manchester School of Art (Distinction)

2016 - 2017 School of the Dammed | Year of the Monkey, London

2013-2014 Print Making | Hungarian School of Fine Art, Budapest

2011-2015 BA Hons (Int) Fine Art | Leeds University, First Class

 

Exhibitions

2018 Hard Craft | Vane Gallery, Newcastle (upcoming)

2018 Processions | Spill Festival of Performance, Ipswich

2018 Strange Perfume | Chetham’s Library, Manchester

2018 Queen | COLLAR Gallery, Manchester

2018 Strange Perfume | South London Gallery, London

2018 Altered States/Contested Territories | Plant Noma, Manchester.

2017 Weaving Europe: The World as Mediation | Shelly House, Paphos, Cyprus

2017 The Manchester Contemporary | GOLDTAPPED, Manchester

2017 So many things happened today 2 | Kingsgate workshop trust, London

2017 The Festival of Quilts, NEC, Birmingham

2017 Super Yonic | Copeland Gallery, London

2017 Cut Cloth | The Portico Library, Manchester

2017 SOTD 100% Certified Absolute Genuine Official Degree Show | Set Space, London & The Royal Standard, Liverpool

2017 Stored in the Depths, isthisit online gallery

2017 Wish you were here, Stryx Gallery, Birmingham

2017 In Plain Sight | 35 Chapel Walk, Sheffield

2016 Lives, Love and Loss: Traces | Fenton House National Trust, London

2016 Paint by Number Issue 3 Exhibition and Publication Launch | Studio 24 Leeds

2016 ...The etiquette to keeping still is similar to playing dead....| The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, Leeds 

2016 The Manchester Contemporary | Old Granda Studios, Manchester

2016 Gone Fishing, Assembly House, Leeds

2016 Company, The Laboratory Gallery, Edinburgh

2016 Ebc006 Exhibition | East Bristol Contemporary Gallery, Bristol

2016 Skin Deep | Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun, Leeds

2016 SNAKEHORSEGOATMONKEY, Guest Projects Gallery, London

 2016 Sleaze | Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun, Leeds

2016 Lick it up baby, Lick it up | Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun, Leeds

2016 STOPJECTIFY | Gallery Different, London

2016 Yeah no I know | The Royal Standard, Liverpool

2015 Trading Places | 12o Gallery, London

2015 The Guild | TempleWorks Mill, Leeds

2015 HouseWarming | Enjoy Space, Leeds

2015 International Artist Book Prize | Bank Street Arts, Sheffield

2015 Shift | University of Leeds degree show, Leeds

2015 Fragments | Enjoy Space, Leeds

2015 In Addition | &Model Gallery, Leeds

2015 In the Making | South Square Gallery, Bradford

2014 Quickie | Assembly House, Leeds

2014 Pretty Vacant | Contemporary Architecture Institute, Budapest

2013 A Common Cartography | Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest

2013 International Artist Book Prize, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield

2013 Out of the Shadows, Enjoy Space, Leeds

2013 Seize Inaugural exhibition, The Grand Arcade, Leeds

 

Curated Exhibitions

2017 Cut Cloth: Contemporary Textiles and Feminism | The Portico Library, Manchester

2016 Skin Deep | Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun, Leeds

2016 Sell Out | Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun, Leeds

2016 Sleaze | Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun, Leeds

2015 Temp | Enjoy Space, Leeds

2015 Paste | Public poster exhibition, Leeds

2015 The Guild | Temple Works, Leeds

2015 House Warming | Enjoy Space, Leeds

2014 Pretty Vacant | Contemporary Architecture Institute, Budapest

 

Grants and Awards

2018 Grants for the Arts | Arts Council England (Hard Craft with Juliet Flemming)

2018 AHRC DTC Studentship Award | North West Doctoral Training Center

2017 Grants for the Arts | Arts Council England (Cut Cloth)

2015 Artist development award | Yorkshire and Humber Contemporary Visual Arts Network

2015 Berkofsky Arts Award | Leeds University

2014 Santander Research Award | Leeds University

2014 Leeds for Life Foundation Grant | Leeds University Union

 

Conference Papers / Panels

 

2018 Queer Quilts: Toward an Exhibitionist Domesticity | Textiles and Place, MMU & The Whitworth (conference paper)

2018 Quilting the Archive: Patch-working Lesbian Lives | Life on the Outskirts symposium, MMU (conference paper)

2016 Panel Member | Education: Finding an Alternative, Art Licks Festival, London  (upcoming) 

2016 Visiting Artist Talk: Seize Projects | School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds

2016 Panel Member | Dark Matter Symposium, The Royal Standard, Liverpool

2016 Panel Member | Uncovering the Marshals | The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery

2014 Guest Speaker | Contemporary Architecture Institute, Budapest

 

Residencies

2018 Strange Perfume Artist in Residence | Chetham’s Library, Manchester

2016 SOTD Group Residency | Hotel Elephant Gallery, London

2013 Summer Artist Residency | Larnaca College of Art, Cyprus

2011 Young Artists In Tuscany Residential | Contemporary Arts Space Chester, Italy

 

Commissions /Positions

2018 Collaborative Workshop Commission | Art School for Rebel Girls, Pavillion.

2018 Commission | Processions, Artichoke productions. 

2016 Commission | Yorkshire Year of the Textile, Cultural Institute Leeds University. 

2013 to present Co-director, Seize Projects, Leeds

2014 – 2015 Gallery Assistant | &Model Gallery, Leeds

 

Publicity & Reviews

http://corridor8.co.uk/article/morning-gold-mouth/

https://www.selvedge.org/blogs/selvedge/fabric-feminism

http://corridor8.co.uk/article/sarah-joy-ford-cut-cloth/

http://www.northernsoul.me.uk/interview-sarah-jo-ford-feminism-textiles-lgbt-exhibition/

http://thisistomorrow.info/articles/cut-cloth-contemporary-textiles-and-feminism

http://www.bunnycollective.com/bunnymag

http://www.corridor8.co.uk/online/review-dark-matter-symposium-the-unseen-world-of-artist-led-activity-the-royal-standard-liverpool/

http://www.corridor8.co.uk/online/derek-horton-covers-the-artist-run-scene-in-leeds-with-reviews-of-you-just-fucked-with-the-wrong-mexicans-and-quickie/