sarah_joy_ford@hotmail.co.uk

cutcloth.co.uk

@sarahjoy.ford

 

Education

2018 -2021 PhD Art and Design | Manchester School of Art (current)

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

2016-2017 The School of the Dammed |Year of the Monkey

2013-2014 Printmaking | The Hungarian University of Fine Art

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

 

Selected Exhibitions

2019  I miss you said the LOL cats | OHKAYGALL, York.

2018 Hard Craft | Vane Gallery, Newcastle

2018 Queen | COLLAR, Manchester

2018 The Festival of Quilts | NEC, Birmingham

2018 Strange Perfume | South London Gallery

2018 Contested Territories | Plant Noma, Manchester

2017 Weaving Europe | Shelly House, Paphos, Cyprus

2017 GOLD TAPPED | The Manchester Contemporary, Manchester

2017 Stored in the Depths | isthisit online gallery, UK

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

2017 The Festival of Quilts | NEC, Birmingham

2017 Superyonic | Copeland Gallery, London

2017 Wish you were here, Stryx Gallery, Birmingham

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

2017 In Plain Sight | Chapel Walk Gallery, Sheffield

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

2016 Paint by Number| Studio 24, Leeds

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

2016 The Manchester Contemporary, Old Granada Studios, Manchester

2016 GONE FISHING, Assembly House, Leeds

2016 Company, The Laboratory Gallery, Edinburgh

2016 Ebc006 Exhibition | East Bristol Contemporary Gallery, Bristol

2016 SNAKE/HORSE/GOAT/MONKEY  | Guest Projects, London

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

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

2016 Lick it up baby | 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 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

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

2013 International Artist Book Prize, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield

2013 Seize | The Grand Arcade, Leeds

 

Curatorial Projects

2018 Hard Craft | Vane Gallery, Newcastle

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

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

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

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

2015 Temp | Enjoy Space, Leeds [SEIZE]

2015 Paste | Public poster exhibition, Leeds [SEIZE]

2015 The Guild | Temple Works, Leeds

2015 House Warming | Enjoy Space, Leeds [SEIZE]

2014 Pretty Vacant | Contemporary Architecture Institute, Budapest [SEIZE]

 

Grants and Awards

2019 Cohort Development Fund | NWCTDP, AHRC

2018 Grants for the Arts | Arts Council England (Hard Craft in collaboration with Juliet Fleming)

2018 North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership Award| NWCDTP

2017 Grants for the Arts | Arts Council England (Cut Cloth: contemporary textiles and feminism)

2015 Artist development award | Yorkshire Visual Arts Network

2015 Berkofsky Arts Award | Leeds University

2014 Santander Research Award | Study abroad research awards, Leeds University

2014 Leeds for Life Foundation Grant | Leeds University Union

 

Residencies

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

2016 SOTD Group Residency | New Bridge Gallery and Studios, New Castle

2016 SOTD Group Residency | Hotel Elephant, Leeds

2013 Summer Artist Residency | Larnaca College of Art, Cyprus

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

 

Commissions and Workshops

2019 There is no place like home, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

2019 Lesbian History Miniature Banners, L Fest

2019 Women’s March Banners, Loughborough Arts, Loughborough University.

2018 Rebel Girls Banner, Art School for Rebel Girls. Pavilion, Leeds.

2018 Processions: 100 years of suffrage. Artichoke Productions.

2016 Uncovering the Marshals | Yorkshire Year of the Textiles | University of Leeds.

 

Talks and Conference Papers

2019 Queer Quilts | Queering Memory ALMS Conference, Berlin

2019 Queering Suffrage | Lesbian Lives Conference, University of Brighton

2018 Queer Quilts: Toward an exhibitionist domesticity |Textiles and Place, MMU & The Whitworth

2018 Quilting the Archive: Patch working Lesbian Lives | Life on the Outskirts, MMU

2016 Visiting Artist Talk | SEIZE PROJECTS, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds

2016 Panel Member | Education: finding an alternative, Art Licks Festival, London

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

2016 Panel Member | Uncovering the Marshalls, The University of Leeds

2016 Panel Member | Anti University Summit, Guest Projects, London

2014 Guest Speaker | Contemporary Architecture Institute, Budapest

 

Employment and Roles

2019 to present Web Editor, Harts online, PAHC MMU

2018 to present Co-director, Queer Research Network Manchester

2013 to present Co-director, Seize Projects, Leeds

2016 – 2018 Research Support Administrator| School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds

2015-2016 Administrative Assistant | Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Leeds

2014 – 2015 Gallery Assistant | &Model Gallery, Leeds

Publication

2017 Cut Cloth: contemporary textiles and feminism | PO Publishing, Leeds.

 

Publicity & Reviews

https://heyartwhatsgood.com/2018/11/24/episode-22-hard-craft-by-juliet-fleming-and-sarah-joy-ford/

http://www.northeastartmap.com/features/page/2/

https://quilts.moadoph.gov.au/quilt-block/sarah-joy-ford

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/