Papier Global 5: Degendorf :  international paper art exhibition

University of Tasmania, Australia, 9th April _ 6th June

'Approach' IAPMA congress exhibition, Japan,

Shanghai Biennale, China : September - November

2019 The second Shanghai International Biennale of PaperArt

2018            Amateras : Sophia, Bulgaria

Responsive Paper (IAPMA exhibition), Sophia, Bulgaria

Papier Global 4: Degendorf :  international paper art exhibition


USA : Touring – A commissioned piece included in The Box Project: Works from the Lloyd Cotsen Collection : Fowler Museum at UCLA, September 2016 travelled to Racine Art Museum (spring 2017)and the Textile Museum at George Washington University (Autumn 2017).

                        Inspired by Paper : IAPMA : travelling to several countries in Europe
                        Luminous Within : IAPMA Australia tour
                                    2017 Maker Space at the University of Tasmania, Burnie, Tasmania
                                    2017  Central Craft, Alice Springs, NT, Australia
                                    2017  The Gallery, Sydney, Australia
                                    2017  Brisbane Square Library, Brisbane, Australia
                                    2018 Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, Australia

                        Luminous Within : IAPMA America’s  tour
                                    2016 Casa da Cultura da América Latina, University of Brasilia, Brazil
                                    2017 Biblioteca Nacional de Chile, Santiago, Chile
                                    2017 University of Iowa Center for the Book, Iowa City, USA

2017 'A Feast on Paper Art' : First Shanghai International Paper Art Exhibition, Shanghai / Guangzhou, China

2017 UK     Telling in Full (Group exhibition as part of the Lancaster Words Festival)
2016            Shakespeare Now!: Exhibition of artists Books Hornby library, Liverpool

2016 : Turn The Page, Norwich

2015 : Concealed, Confined, Collected, Minnesota Centre for Bookarts, US

2015 : International Artists Book Prize Exhibition, Sheffield UK

Leeds Artists Book Fair
BABE at Arnolfini, Bristol
Turn The Page, Norwich
The Baltic Artists Book Market
Manchester book fair Artists Book Market at the Baltic

Manchester Artists Book Fair 


Artists Book Exhibition, Liverpool Central Library Printing, Sheffield, Millenium Gallery, Sheffield, UK Leeds Artists Book Fair Manchester Arists Book Fair

The Art and Soul of Paper, Mandells Gallery, Norwic
Sheffield International Artists Book Exhibition
Leeds Artists Book Fair
Manchester Artists Book Fair                     

‘RED’ two person show at the Heartbeat Gallery, Sheffield, UK 
Papier Global 2, Deggendorf Museum,  Germany
IAPMA touring exhibition ‘Faszination Papier’ (various venues in Europe 2011 - 12)
IAPMA Members show, ‘Watermarks’ conference, Cleveland Ohio, US
Launch of 'Iceland Stories' collaborative book at Icelandic Embassy London and various other venues
Solo Exhibition at The Philip Goulden Gallery, Walford Mill, Wimborne, Dorset
Paper and Type: Korean Craft Museum Cheongju                                
Leaf and Bound : Eureka College, Illinois, USA (Award : best in show)                                
Book Project International, Marseilles, France                                
Sheffield International Artists Book Exhibition
Art in Action 2011 – Waterperry House, Oxford 
Place and Identity : Drumcroon Education Art Centre, Wigan, Greater Manchester
Book Project International, Marseilles, France 

2009-2010 : A collaborative project involving visuals, sound and poetry – beginning with a residency in Iceland in 2009, and followed by ‘Icelandic Notebooks’. an ‘Off the Shelf’ event at Access Media Lab in Sheffield and Stage@Leeds.

2009 : GERMANY: Deggendorf Stadtmuseum : Papier Global ; Exhibited 'Herbal Notebook'

2009 : USA: Textures gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona :Looking Forward, European Batik

2009 : Mapping The island : One of a number of selected international artists to be sent a piece of map of Tasmania to incorporate into a mixed media Artwork : Touring exhibition

2008 Selected to take part in the Holland Paper Biennale : Netherlands

2007 Surface Design conference Solo exhibition at the Leedy Voulkos Art Center
Kansas City. Selected to give a demonstration, and lead a four day workshop. Award from Arts Council (Lottery fund) towards the exhibition.

2007 Fiberart International 2007
Pittsburgh Centre for the Arts, then touring. ‘Book of Shadows” selected

Commission to make a textile for the Lloyd T. Cotsen's Box project

2006 – 7 ‘Batik Transitions’ From Classic To Contemporary’ : Group Touring exhibition organised by the Batik Guild of Great Britain (Heritage Lottery Funded)
Various venues in UK including Gloucester Museum and Art Gallery, Williamson Museum and Art Gallery, Birkenhead, and Worthing Museum and Art Gallery.

Boston, USA
May 19 - june 14 :Massachusetts College of Art (Patrica Doran Gallery )
“Transient Surface” – European Abstraction an exhibition of the work of five European batik Artists (one of the special exhibitions during the World Batik conference)

Kerava: Finland August. Northern Fibre 6.(wo)man and technology: Selected to participate in an international workshop and related exhibition organised by the Finnish Textile Artists Association.


Undertook a major collaborative work with a sound technician, and poet involving using moving image, sound and words - exhibited at various venues in Sheffield


Germany: Gallery Smend, Koln : group exhibition/book launch Dyrenforths new book

Belgium Museum of Industrial Archaology and Textiles, Gent : ‘Art in Motion’: group exhibition
Netherlands : Silkmuseum Meliskerke, Middlesburg: Solo exhibition: Workshops were undertaken in Delft and in Zeeland.
Denmark: Surface Design/Tradition and Technology, Aarhus Kunstbygnyng :The project was spread over five days and involved exhibiting work, giving a masterclass and taking part in a symposium which explored links between old and new technology. The paper for the symposium was ‘Layers of Time’. The Masterclass combined combined digital imaging withcollage and traditional textile techniques.


Germany: Hanover Handwerksform: ‘Batik of Change’
Exhibit included resist dyed layered silk books, and digital collage books.
Japan : Awarded a travel bursery from Yorkshire Arts to travel to japan and exhibit in a group exhibition in Saitama, at Prefectural museum of Modern Art .
Germany: Berlin Galerie im parc: ‘Taktha’; Exhibition. Symposium paper: "Batik in the Digital Age"
The exhibition travelled to Gallery Smend in Koln; and Central Museum of Textiles : Lodz : POLAND.
The exhibition was also preceded by two promotional exhibitions in Berlin: ‘Kunst fordert Kunst’ and ‘Tarien Warna

Belgium International Batik exhibition & Symposium, Ghent: Symposium paper: ‘Art Fabric into books’
China : Awarded a travel bursery from Yorkshire Arts to travel to Guiyang Textile Museum, Guizou Province: International Exhibition & Symposium. Symnposium Paper : ‘Spatial Sensation and the medium of Dye’
1995 SMALL PIECES FOR EUROPE, a touring exhibition of miniatures curated by the exhibiting group "New Fibre Art" to venues in France, Austria, Spain and Ukraine.
Indonesia Edwins Gallery, Jakarta : International Batik exhibition
China : Guiyang Textile Museum, Guizou Province: Joint English/Chinese Artists Exhibition

2003/4 UK Took part in three Artists and Educators conferences. Talks centred around 'Technology and Tradition'
2003 Denmark Aarhus : Tradition and technology conference : ‘Layers of Time’
2001 Berlin : Batik Symposium : 'Batik in the Digital Age'
1999 Ghent : Batik Symposium : Art Fabric into Books'
1997 China Guizhou : Batik Symposium 'Spatial Sensation and the medium of Dye
1992 Batik Guild A.G.M. : Line and Colour

PARTICIPATION in EXHIBITIONS IN UK: 1990 – 2002 Selected list

2004 Cupola Gallery, Sheffield "Genius" group exhibition.

Undertook a major collaborative work with a sound technician, and poet involving using moving image, sound and words - exhibited at various venues in Sheffield

2003 :Drumcroon Arts Centre, Wigan : Artists "Encounters with New Technology". including a conference for Artists and Educators
2002 :Morley Gallery, London, and Maidstone Museum: Group exhibitions with New fibre Art)
2002 : Bolsover Castle : Site Specific group exhibion with Sheffield Contemporary Artists

1998 : Ruskin Craft Gallery, Sheffield : Sheffield Threads: open Textile exhibition/competition
1995 : Solo exhibition: Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, Sheffield
1991 : Sheffield Globe Works. (Sheffield Cultural Festival : group exhibition
1991 : Notts Rufford Craft Centre Group Batik Exhibition.

1990 Sheffield Graves City Art Gallery: Joint Adventures: Artists and Participants of Residencies.(Schools Loan Collection Exhibition)


Several Site specific exhibition projects have been undertaken with different Artists groups.
With New fibre Art: Norton Priory ‘Fibre in the open’, an exhibition in a Medieval walled garden. With Sheffield contemporary Artists at the
Bishops House Museum, Sheffield Cathedral, Sheffield Botanic Gardens, Midland Railway Station and Bolsover Castle

1970 -1990
Group exhibitions have included Venues in Belfast; and Lancaster. In addition, Mid Pennine Arts Association Gallery, ART GALLERY, Doncaster; MAPPIN ART GALLERY Sheffield; THE PIECE HALL, Halifax; and MAIDSTONE MUSEUM. BRITISH CRAFT CENTRE: London; RUFFORD CRAFT CENTRE : Notts. CITY ART GALLERY, RUSKIN CRAFT GALLERY, Sheffield,; CAMDEN ARTS CENTRE: London; STYAL MILL Textile Museum: VERNON GALLERY, Preston; and GAWTHORPE HALL Textile museum, Lancs.



Work represented in public and private Collections, includes 

Textile Museum, George Washington University, Washington US (A commissioned piece is in the Lloyd T. Cotsen collection, 'Textile traces' which has now been given to the Museum)

Eureka College, Eureka, Illinois,
Carmelite Chapel of St Teresa of Avila, Beacon, New York
Filac : International collection of Contemporary Artists Books (Marseilles)
                                 (Book of Shadows, Seepage 2, Imperfect Rose, Iceland Notes)      
Neukoln Public Library - Art Office Collection;
Textile collection, Kiev Art Gallery, Ukraine;
Guiyang Museum, Guizhou, China.
Rikhardinkatu Library, Helsinki, Finland
Manchester MMU (Phillip Green Library, special collections)
British Art Library, V&A,

Sheffield Artists Book Centre Collection

Bath Spa University Library

Brotherton Library, University of Leeds

MULTI MEDIA COLLABORATIONS: A collSaborative multi media work “ Fall of Flower” took place in 2004 with sound technician Jessica Hodson and poet Liz Cashdan. This incorporated moving image, sound and words and was exhibited at various venues in Sheffield. This was followed by ‘Shadows’ (2006) a piece inspired by autograph albums kept by a stewardess on the Transatlantic liners in the 1930’s. In both works I created the image sequence and collaborated on production. 'Herbal notebook' 2008 exhibited at Norton Priory, Runcorn . in 2009, a residency in Iceland for the group led to 'Iceland Stories'. In 2016, 'Sea Speaks' for an exhibition at Liverpool Library


2016 : The Box Project: Works from the Lloyd Cotsen Collection,
2013 'Textiles, the art of Mankind' - visual included
2010 : Visuals included in  Fasinating Batik : Rita Trefois
2009 : Papier Global : Catalogue, Deggendorf Museum, Germany
2009 : IAPMA : Paper Artists 1, 2009 
2008 : Pure Paper : Catalogue, Holland paper Biennale, 2008
2006 : Surface Design Magazine : article by Patricia Malarche 2003 : Batik : New directions (Noel Dyrenforth) 2000 : 'Textiel Plus' (Holland) Article/visuals about new work. (Written by Else Van Baale).
1997 : ’The craft of Handmade paper’ by Jon Plowman
1996 : "ARTBibliographies Modern" detailing my Artists books
1995 : Visual included in "International Textiles" (Published by Calman and King) and " The Art and Craft of Fabric Decoration" by Juliet Bawden
1994 : Visual included in "Textiles: Multi cultural Traditions" by Spyrou/Singer
1993 : Visuals and Dyed paper pieces for "Real Art" ; a limited edition Visual Art Publication.
Unique Books :early
‘Out of Darkness’, A visual story which exists both in electronic form, and as a tactile piece in which I explored the idea of the inevitability of evolutionary change.
Editions have included
A time of Roses : an edition of 25 copies. A Dyeing Art : a limited edition book of 100 copies, written, to accompany a solo exhibition of the same name. An explanation in text and visuals :why use dye. Black Flame : A facsimile book.

Book Collaboratations with the poet Liz Cashdan, consist of three handmade books which combine visual and textual.

Blueness : edition 100 : a fold book of silk and paper construction
Waterfall : 45 made
Flotsam : Four made

For a number of years part time lecturer at the Sheffield College, teaching Textiles, Digital imaging and Bookarts. Over thirty years I have undertaken many demonstrations, workshops and residencies with schools,colleges, and with private groups.


Born in UK; lives and works in Sheffield.
Liverpool College of Art and Design ( Now John Moors University)

(1964-7) DIP. A.D FINE ART

26 Hartington Road, Sheffield S7 2LF, ENGLAND UK
Email: pat@pathodson.co.uk