Alice Burnhope is a textile artist and Sarabande scholar. She 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 is conducting the 'Make It at Cockpit Arts 2021' award and is based at Cockpit Studios Deptford. 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 and A-N Artist Bursaries 2021 'Time Space Money' Grant.
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 sculptural forms and tactile wearable art. Alice utilises unwanted textiles, traditional craft techniques and natural dyes, to support wellbeing and connectivity to nature.
Alice’s aspirations are to co-create with marginalised 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.
She has recently exhibited during London Craft Week and at the Hayward Gallery.
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.
2022 - London Borough of Culture - Artist in Residence for the Day
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.
2022 - 'Soft Dialogue' with Soft Collective, during London Craft Week. The Department Store, Brixton.
2022 - Artwork for sale at 'Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child' Exhibition at the Hayward Gallery
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