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 facilitates community workshops in skill sharing to empower locals voices and present their stories to a wider audience by creating sculptural forms, tactile wearable art and immersive spaces. 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 Royal Maritime Museum, supporting and inspiring young people and families 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.


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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.

2015 - Art and Design Foundation, Distinction, Loughborough University.

Artist Residencies

2023 - Maker in Residence at Goya Design Studio

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

2023 - Social Media Coordinator for Young Craft Citizen at Craft Council

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

Project / Workshop Facilitator

2023 - Hole & Corner

2022/23 - Deptford Green Secondary School

2022/23 - ArtHouse Jersey

2022/23 - Royal Maritime Museums

2022/23 - Arts 4 Dementia

2022 - Spitalfields London

2022 - London Craft Week

2022 - American Vintage

2022 - Lewisham Borough of Culture

2021 - Toast

2021 - Cockpit Studios

2019 - The Shelter Kings Cross London


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