Alice Burnhope is a multidisciplinary textile artist and Sarabande scholar. She has been recently selected for 'Make It at Cockpit Arts 2021' and is based at Cockpit Arts Deptford Studios. During her artist residency at Cockpit Arts, Alice will be developing her creative practice through the support of Arts Council 'Developing Your Creative Practice' Grant. Alice was born and raised in the West Midlands and has a first-class degree in Textiles: Innovation and Design from Loughborough University, East Midlands.

Alice’s work highlights the importance of the natural world and the sensory experience of being immersed within nature. She brings biophilic design into urban interiors by creating tactile wearable art and multi-functional interior products. Alice utilises discarded fabrics, sustainable craft techniques and new technologies to support individual's wellbeing and connectivity to nature.

Alice’s aspirations are to co-create with marginalized communities and individuals with disabilities through the power of textiles and nature. Her ambitions are to inspire and create playful community spaces that seeks to support a more inclusive and harmonious world. Alice aims are to interactively promote nature’s ability to improve personal wellbeing which are grounded in a holistic, socially and environmentally considered philosophy.

Alice’s work has been exhibited internationally and has taken part in group and solo shows in London and throughout the UK.


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Artist CV


2016/20 - First Class BA Hons in Textiles: Innovation and Design, Loughborough University.

2020 - Diploma in Professional Studies, Loughborough University.

2016 - Art and Design Foundation, Distinction, Loughborough University.

Artist Residencies

2021 - 'Renewal' Project in collaboration with Toast and Craft Council

2021 /23 - 'Make It' Maker at Cockpit Arts Deptford

2020 - Modern Painters, New Decorators. East Midlands


2021 - Studio Assistant for Unit 89, ceramics and installation studio

2018/19 - Three London internships at PriestmanGoode, Anne Kyyro Quinn and John Alexander Skelton


2021 - A-N Artists Bursaries 2021: Time Space Money

2021 - Loughborough University Founder's Club Grant 

2021-2022 - Awarded the 'Developing Your Creative Practice' Grant from Arts Council

2021 - Nominated by Tamsin Blanchard for '2022 Arts Foundation Futures Award for Materials Innovation, focused on participatory and co-created theatre.'

2020 - Selected for 'Make It at Cockpit Arts 2021'

2020 - ‘One to Watch’ Youth Craft Council

2016 - 2020 - ‘Sarabande Foundation Scholarship’, Sarabande Foundation founded by Lee Alexander McQueen 

2016 - ‘John Mack Foundation Prize’ Loughborough University

2014 - 'The Samantha Malbon Memorial Trophy' for Art and Design

2010 - Art Scholarship for St Dominic's Grammar School, Brewood.


2021 - 'Crown Shyness' SKT Spaces at The Halley. Haggerston, London.

2021 - 'In the Wild' The Artist Lounge

2021 - 'Fashion Season' LCB Depot, Leicestershire 

2021 - 'Rising Stars 2021: Call for Early Career Makers,' New Ashgate Gallery, Surrey   

2020 - ‘Home(work)’ at ArtHelix Gallery, New York in partnership with SHIM Art Network and The Social Distance Art Project

2020 - 'Feet on the Ground Head in the Sky,' Modern Painter, New Decorators, East Midlands

2020 - ‘Design Season 3’ showcase at LCB Depot, East Midlands

2020 - Solo exhibition ‘Harmony’ at Gallery No.32, London

2020 - ‘Complication’ exhibition at Eclectic Magazine

2020 - ‘Earth’ exhibition at Round Lemon

2020 - 'Online Degree Show,' Loughborough University Creative Arts, East Midlands 

2018 - 2020 - Designs were selected for Première Vision in Paris

2017 - 'Making History' exhibition at Charnwood Community Centre

2016 - 'Transparency and Layers' installation was exhibited at Loughborough University

2016 - Foundation Year Postcard Art show, exhibited at Loughborough University

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