Gillian Cooper left a promising career as an accountant to study textiles at Goldsmiths in London, UK. Following graduation in 2005, she has developed a practice encompassing making, writing and teaching.
Her work in held in collections both in the UK and the US and she has exhibited both nationally and internationally.
Her first major work ‘Vigilance’, a series of large scale digitally knitted images about protection and surveillance, was included in a National Museums of Scotland exhibition.
Gillian received a Scottish Arts Council grant in 2008 to develop ‘the 37 steps’, a series of projections on and through textiles, based on the repetition of daily life. This formed the basis of her 2010 solo exhibition at The Changing Room, Stirling.
Gillian’s project, ‘Unsung Muses’, debuted at the Festival of Quilts, UK in 2011.
Gillian has written about textiles for many publications including The Quilter, Embroidery and Popular Patchwork. She has also created a number of projects for Populat Patchwork.
She teaches C&G Patchwork and Quilting at The Studio (www.thestudiolochlomond.com) and regular children's art classes, which she set up and runs with Dawn Cullen.
Year Established: 2005
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