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Linda Brothwell


  • Linda Brothwell is a Visiting Lecturer on the Jewellery & Metal programme within the School of Arts & Humanities at the Royal College of Art. 

  • Biography

  • Linda Brothwell (b.1981) received her MA from Royal College of Art in 2009. Linda works from her studio in Spike Island, Bristol.

  • Practice

  • Linda Brothwell is a visual artist renowned for initiating a repair movement in the arts.  She is currently pioneering a new understanding of the significance of British crafts skills and tools illustrating the importance of their value to economic, social and cultural development.  Brothwell’s work has been included in many solo and group exhibitions, including the British Pavilion at Cheongju Biennial, S.Korea (2017), “l’usage des formes” Palais de Tokyo (2015) and “The Tool Appreciation Society” (2017) a solo exhibition with an accompanying award winning BBC4 Documentary “Handmade in Hull”.

  • Awards and Grants

  • Linda has been the recipient of multiple grants including achieving significant Arts Council funding  for project ‘The Tool Appreciation Society’.

    Linda was awarded the Jerwood Makers Award in 2013 for ‘Acts of Care: the Sheffield Edition’ and was nominated for British Insurance Designs of the Year in 2010 for ‘Bench Repair Project’.