DETAIL: Toots ZYNSKY 'Pennellata' 2004, 'Filet de Verre' fused and thermoformed colour glass threads
Michael BRENNAND-WOOD | Stars underfoot-Random precision

Great Britain 8.9.1953
Stars underfoot-Random precision 2005
embroidered flowers, acrylic, wire, glass, fabric, thread, pencils, mosaic and beads on wood panel
assemblage, collage and computerised machine embroidery
113.0 (h) x 166.0 (w) x 10.0 (d) cm
Lent by Michael Brennand-Wood
Photographer Stephen Brayne

Wrestlingworth, United Kingdom
born Lancashire, United Kingdom, 1952


1969–76  Bolton College of Art
1972–75  Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Textiles), Manchester Polytechnic
1975–77  Master of Arts (Textiles), Birmingham Polytechnic

Selected solo exhibitions

Michael Brennand-Wood: textile constructions, Gardner Centre Gallery, University of Sussex, Brighton, 1980; Recent works in paint, timber and thread 1978–1980, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, 1980; Textile constructions, South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, 1981; Textile constructions, Ceolfrith Gallery, Sunderland Arts Centre and touring, 1982; Drawings and mixed media work, Oast Room Gallery, Cambridge, 1985; 3D, Oast Room Gallery, Cambridge, 1986; Working on the edge, Turnpike Gallery, Leigh, Wigan, 1988; Roz McAllan Gallery, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 1989; Reliefs, Galerie Ra, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 1990; Chasing shadows, Gallery Gallery, Kyoto, Japan, 1990; Paper works, Canberra Institute of Arts, ACT, Australia, 1991; Solo exhibition, Royal Society of Arts, London, 1993; Material evidence, Waikato Museum of Art and History, Hamilton, New Zealand, 1993; A faint touch of fragility, Galerie Ra, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 1994; New works, Primavera, Cambridge, 1994; Material evidence: improvisations on a historical theme, Whitworth Art Gallery, Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham, Lincoln, 1996; New works, CIAP Gallery, Hasselt, Belgium, 1996; Twelve dreams within the here and now, Galerie Ra, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 1999; You are here, Bankfield Museum and Piece Hall Art Gallery, Halifax, 1999; Stars underfoot, Bankfield Museum, Halifax, 2002; Chasing shadows, Drumcroon, Wigan, 2002; Primavera, Cambridge, 2002; Art in the frame, Jersey, Channel Isles, 2002; Galerie Ra, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2002; Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, 2003; A field of centres, Ruthin Gallery, 2004; Gilt trips, Galerie Ra, Amsterdam,
the Netherlands, 2005

Selected group exhibitions since 2000

SOFA, Chicago, IL, USA, 2000, 2004; Crafts Council, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2000; Miniatures 2000, Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2000; 5th International Betonac Prize, St Trudien, Belgium, 2000; Vizo Gallery, Brussels, 2000; Lace: contemporary perspectives, Perth International Arts Festival, Perth, WA, Australia, 2001; Meister der Moderne, Internationale Handwerksmesse, Munich, Germany, 2001; Chinese whispers,
The Study Gallery, Parkeston, Poole, 2001; Stars underfoot, Wysing Arts, Bourn, Cambridge, 2001; Crossing borders, The Southern Arts Museum, Bergen, the Netherlands, 2001; Maskerade, Galerie Ra, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2001; Textile focus, Contemporary Applied Arts, London, 2001; Pattern, Crafts Council Gallery, London, 2002; Crafts now: 21 artists from American, Europe and Asia, Kanazawa World Craft Forum, Japan, 2003; What is craft? Hub Gallery, Sleaford, 2003; Contemporary Applied Arts, London, 2003; Sample, Embroiderers’ Guild, Babican Centre, London, 2003; COLLECT, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 2004, 2005; International textile art, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, 2004; Rush, Grace Barrard Design Centre, Surrey, 2004; Axis Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2005; Grace Barrard Design Centre, Surrey, 2005

Public collections

Australia  Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA; Australian National University, Canberra, ACT; Curtin University, Perth, WA; Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, NSW; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, QLD; Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane, QLD; Tamworth City Gallery, NSW; Victorian State Craft Collection, VIC
International  21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan; Bedfordshire County Council; Betonac Sint-Truiden, Belgium; Crafts Council, London; Hove Museum and Art Gallery; Kyoto City University of Arts, Japan; National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan; Notthingham Castle Museum; Piece Hall, Halifax; Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead; Southern Arts, UK; Study Gallery Poole, Dorset; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Waikato Polytechnic, New Zealand; Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester University; Wysing Arts, Bourn, Cambridge

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