Exhibition Archive

This page shows our exhibition experience back as far as 1997 up to the current time.  Images will be added at a later date.

5th-10th September 2017
44AD Bath 

Brunel Broderers at the South West Quilt and Textile Show
10-13 November 2016
Exhibition Halls, UWE, Bristol.

New Worke
8 June - 11 July 2016
Newark Park, Ozleworth, Wotton-under-edge GL12 7PZ

Inspired but this individual and spectacular National Trust property each member of the group created work to sit within the grounds, around the house and in the gallery. 

Brunel Broderers at the South West Quilt and Textile show
November 2015
Exhibition Halls, UWE, Bristol.

11-31st August 2015
Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall, Main A38, Twigworth, Gloucester, GL2 9PA.

Mending my ways

Friday 22nd June - Tuesday 28th August

Gallery Corridor, First Floor Queens Building, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton. TA1 5DA

Mending my Ways: stitching, connecting, joining, healing, patching, re-shaping, repairing, weaving, darning...
Exploring techniques used by our mothers and grandmothers we transform and rework textiles and threads to give them new and surprising qualities of life. 

Curiously Enough

Saturday 2nd June - Thursday 14th June 
Ruskin Mill, 1 Mill Bottom, Old Bristol Road, Nailsworth. GL6 0LA

Observation, reflection, fragility, delicate, ephemera, reinventing, mending, frayed, ripped, edge, intersection, junction, red, black, white, journey, doorway, Sashiko, rhythm, discovering, tears.

The Brunel Broderers present a collection of their latest work entitled "Curiously Enough" at The Ruskin Mill Gallery on Saturday 2nd June 2012 to Thursday 14th June 2012. 

Curiouser ...?

Saturday 10th September - Sunday 25th September 2011
Silk Milk Studios, Frome, BA11 1
Observation, reflection, fragility, delicate, ephemera, reinventing, mending, frayed, ripped, edge, intersection, junction, red, black, white, journey, doorway, sashiko, rhythm, discovering, tears – 21 words to celebrate 21 years of making a mark in stitch. The Brunel Broderers present “Curiouser…?”, at the Silk Mill Studios, Frome, BA11 1PT. Saturday 10th September to Sunday 25th September 2011. 11am-5pm daily, including Sundays.

ALIAS birthday party

Saturday 12th September - Saturday 3rd October 2009
Corinium Museum Cirencester

Curios Drawers
May 1 – 22 2010

Fragments of prayer cloth, antique tea chests overflowing with delicate fabric woven with memory and meaning, Japanese lacquer concealing origami kimonos, soft felt fruits wrapped and stacked, lost text, forgotten text, found text, re-invented text, miniature gardens with butterflies flying free of their pins, performance, story telling, recalled walks and landscapes imprinted, broken drawers, bottom drawers, petal thin drawers full of stranded and rescued objects, systems of numbers, self assembled drawers, memories recalled, hidden treasures revealed, cloth, wood, thread and paper all intricately and individually worked to produce “Curious Drawers”. 

Nature In Art

Tuesday 1st July 2008 - Sunday 31st August 2008
Nature in Art, Wallsworth Hall, Main A38, Twigworth, Gloucester, GL2 9PA.

The exhibition at Nature in Art represented another new challenge for this group of textile artists who are at the forefront of exploring and challenging conventional views of textile art and embroidery.

Textiles were seen in an outdoor environment in the garden throughout July and August 2008. They were accompanied by a gallery exhibition from August 12th until the end of the month.

Each member of the group explored themes related to the natural world and the re-use of materials each in their own way. As the audience walked round the gardens a map guided them to find such things as nests, deck chairs, mosaics, and a Thimble Tree. Themes developed included numbering systems found in nature and lichen as a bio-indicator of dioxins in the atmosphere. Materials used included felt to create the texture of footpaths, organdie echoing the forms of trees, recycled paper and junk mail reclaimed and manipulated into dress forms.

Time for Tea

Sunday 13th May 2007

Bandstand, Stroud Park

Time for Tea Garden Party Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th 2007 The Yew, Pinfarthings, Amberley, Stroud, GL5 5JQ

Following their interactive “Time for Tea” event at the Stroud Textile Festival, the BBs invite you to join them for an entertaining weekend of tea, traditions and textiles in the garden.

Time for Tea

Wednesday 1st August - Saturday 1st September 2007 Opening party - Saturday 4th August
Small Gallery, Hereford

Following their interactive “Time for Tea” event at the Stroud Textile Festival and "Time for Tea Garden Party" at the Site 07 Stroud visual arts festival, the BBs invite you to the view completed work at Time for Tea at the Small Gallery in Hereford.  

Frayed at the edges?

Thursday 1st June 2006 – Sunday 11th June 2006 
Widcombe Studios Gallery

An inspiring collection of Brunel Borderers’ new work for 2006

13th & 14th August
Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park Station, East Sussex TN22 3QL 

  • Work inspired by the groups associations with the suitcase. “folds in fabrics” “travellers’ talisman” “trousseau” “memories”. 10 artists each with their suitcase.

    The Brunel Broderers have ‘packed' their bags and taken to road and rail.

    Inspired by the success of previous touring exhibitions ‘packed' is an exhibition of their work inspired by thoughts and ideas based on “the suitcase”. What do you keep in yours?  

Darn - The Knitting and Stitching Show

09– 12 October 2003
Alexandra Palace London

A small part of “DARN” shown at THE KNITTING & STITCHING SHOW


May 2003
Lodgemore Mills Stroud Glos

The exhibition DARN has evolved from the group's collaboration with the company Milliken as a part of Stroud Textile Festival. Lodgemore Mill has been in existence for hundreds of years, its history linked to that most basic of needs; cloth.

A one-day exhibition/event featuring work made by the group in response to the work of the mill. Milliken Woollen Mill opened its doors to the public to view the exhibition and for guided tours for one day only. Darn will also be shown at Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery in March 2004.
Organised in collaboration with the Stroud Textile Biennale 


March 2002
Hotbath Gallery, Bath

A return to the Hotbath with the help of Arts Council England, guest curator Andrew Mania and ‘alias’ scheme mentor Annabel Other. The nomansland one-day conference was fully booked with speakers including Maxine Bristow and Michael Brennand-Wood.

Stretching the Boundaries II 

Jan-Mar 2001
Model House Craft & Design Centre Llantrisant

The first exhibition in a Crafts Council Selected gallery. 

In Context 

April 2000
Forge Mill Needle Museum, Redditch, Worc

An exhibition at a center for textile lovers – combined with an educational program. With additional work this exhibition was also shown at the Corinium Museum Cirencester Nov – Dec 2000 

Surface Journeys 

Sept – Oct 1999
Axiom Gallery Cheltenham Glos

An exhibition in a very spacious gallery with artists making work during the course of the exhibition and inviting members of the public to join in

Stretching the Boundaries 

June- July 1998
Corinium Museum Cirencester, Glos

An exhibition to coincide with the Cirencester Festival, touring to: Auld Kirk Museum Glasgow 1999 and Bradford Colour Museum Bradford 2000 

Brunel Broderers at the Knitting and Stitching Show 

Oct - Nov 1997
London Dublin and Harrogate

On the strength of the last exhibition the group was invited as one of the principle exhibitors at this prestigious show.