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The 62 Group of Textile Artists

The 62 Group is an artist led organisation

We aim to incorporate and challenge the boundaries of textile practice through an ambitious and innovative annual programme of exhibitions.

Membership Applications

2017 Membership Now Closed

We are now pleased to announce that applications for membership to the group are now being accepted.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS – 1st June 2017

Exhibitions

CTRL/Shift

Our next exhibition is ‘CTRL/Shift’ at MAC Birmingham
21 July to 9 September 2018

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CTRL/Shift

Our next exhibition is ‘CTRL/Shift’ at MAC Birmingham
21 July to 9 September 2018

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Education Events

Making Space Talk & Tour

62 Group Artists Joanna Kinnersly-Taylor and Fiona Rutherford talk about The 62 Group of Textile Artists’ latest exhibition.

Making Space Walk & Tour

62 Group Artists Joanna Kinnersly-Taylor and Fiona Rutherford talk about The 62 Group of Textile Artists’ latest exhibition.

New Members 2016

Nigel Cheney

After gaining a first class B.A Textiles, with Commendation in Art History, in 1990, Nigel graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1991 with an MA Textiles.

Willemien de Villiers

Willemien is a South African artist and writer, residing in Cape Town. Her work is a dialogue between real and imagined microscopic biological phenomena.

Caron Penney

The art of tapestry weaving is one which Caron has developed over a career which has involved the creation of artwork for artists such as Gillian Ayres, Martin Creed and Tracey Emin.

Vanessa Rolf

Vanessa looks to the relationship between the geography, mapping of movement and the recorded experience of a place.

Nigel Cheney

After gaining a first class B.A Textiles, with Commendation in Art History, in 1990, Nigel graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1991 with an MA Textiles.

Willemien de Villiers

Willemien is a South African artist and writer whose work is a dialogue between real and imagined microscopic biological phenomena.

Caron Penney

The art of tapestry weaving is one which Caron has developed over a career which has involved the creation of artwork for artists such as Gillian Ayres, Martin Creed and Tracey Emin.

Vanessa Rolf

Vanessa looks to the relationship between the geography, mapping of movement and the recorded experience of a place.

Nigel Cheney

After gaining a first class B.A Textiles, with Commendation in Art History, in 1990, Nigel graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1991 with an MA Textiles.

Willemien de Villiers

Willemien is a South African artist and writer whose work is a dialogue between real and imagined microscopic biological phenomena.

Caron Penney

The art of tapestry weaving is one which Caron has developed over a career which has involved the creation of artwork for artists such as Gillian Ayres, Martin Creed and Tracey Emin.

Vanessa Rolf

Vanessa looks to the relationship between the geography, mapping of movement and the recorded experience of a place.

About Us

In 1962, several young embroidery graduates formed a pressure group which became known as the 62 Group of Textile Artists. Since its establishment, some of the most highly regarded British textile artists have been members. The membership is now international and is achieved through selection.

Joining Us

Membership is open to those of any age, gender or nationality working in any textile media worldwide and applications for new members are considered annually. If you are interested in joining the 62 Group you can learn about the application procedure for membership on our designated page.

Joining Us

Membership is open to those of any age, gender or nationality working in any textile media worldwide and applications for new members are considered annually. If you are interested in joining the 62 Group you can learn about the application procedure for membership on our designated page.