Celia Pym

MA work

History of Holes
Uncle Roly lived at the end of the corridor in the house we shared with him and his sister Elizabeth. Elizabeth made his meals and kept his clothes clean. They would sit together in the evenings and watch TV. In the day-time he would draw and she would work in the garden. She made him a sweater, which over time he wore away at the elbows. She mended his sweater each time a new hole appeared until the arms were held together entirely by darning.

I have spent the year mending holes in people's clothes.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Textiles, 2008

    Specialism

    Mixed media

  • History of Holes
    Uncle Roly lived at the end of the corridor in the house we shared with him and his sister Elizabeth. Elizabeth made his meals and kept his clothes clean. They would sit together in the evenings and watch TV. In the day-time he would draw and she would work in the garden. She made him a sweater, which over time he wore away at the elbows. She mended his sweater each time a new hole appeared until the arms were held together entirely by darning.

    I have spent the year mending holes in people's clothes.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University, USA, 2001; PGCE: Art and Design: Secondary Education, London Institute of Education, 2004
  • Experience

  • Workshop Leader, Creative Quarter, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2007; Art Teacher, Surrey Square Junior School, London, 2006-7; Art Teacher, Latymer School, Enfield, 2004-6; Assistant 'to' Professor Lesley Millar, three international textile exhibitions: Textural Space, Through the Surface, Cloth and Culture Now, University College of the Creative Arts, Epsom, 2001-7
  • Exhibitions

  • 2000 Years of Sculpture, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, USA, 2008; Knitnic, National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway, 2007; Between, August Art, London, 2006; Knit 2 Together, Crafts Council, London, 2005
  • Awards

  • Winner, Gardner Fellowship, 2001; Winner, Albert Alcalay Prize for excellent studio work in Visual and Environmental Studies Department, 2001