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’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 facilitates a host of creative textile workshops, including embroidery and natural dye workshops. Additionally, she is an artist educator, working with local schools in Deptford and the Maritime Museum, supporting and inspiring young people with their creative ambitions.
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 at The Hayward Gallery, London Craft Week and 'When Waste Meets Design' Exhibition at Arthouse Jersey.
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 - 'When Waste Meets Design' Exhibition at Arthouse Jersey.
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
Placements/ Work Experience
2022 - Colour of Saying, experience-driven CMF design agency
2021 - Studio Assistant for Unit 89, ceramics and installation studio
2018/19 - Three London internships at PriestmanGoode, Anne Kyyro Quinn and John Alexander Skelton
2022 - The Fine Art Textile Prize 2022 Shortlisted, supported by The Open College of the Arts.
2022 - Awarded Cockpit Textile Prize 2022
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 - The Knitting & Stitching Show in London and Harrogate
2022 - The Festival of Quilts at NEC Birmingham
2022 - 'When Waste Meets Design' Exhibition at Arthouse Jersey
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