60/40 Starting Point series at Siobhan Davies Dance Studios – 6th July-23rd Sept 2012

Rhian will be exhibiting as part of the 60/40 Starting Point Series at Siobhan Davies Dance Studio from 6th July to 23rd September. Working alongside Architect and Dancer David Carqueijeiro, she has produced a new collection of work that aims to highlight the dialogue that exists between the considered architecture of the studios and the individuals that inhabit and experience the space.

She will be exhibiting with Ane Christensen and Fliss Quick.



Pairings 2 – symposium and exhibition – Stroud International Textiles

Rhian Solomon will be speaking as part of the Pairings 2 symposium on Saturday 5th May, 2012. This one day event will bring together a panel of international artists, scientists and designers to debate and explore how they have been inspired to create new work through collaboration. Speakers include Alice Kettle, Helen Storey, Anthony Ryan, Trish Belford, Jessica Hemmings, Shelley Goldsmith and many more.

Solomon will be presenting findings from her sKINship research project, which looks to promote collaboration between Pattern Cutting and Plastic Surgery specialisms. www.skinship.co.uk.

Works by speakers and additional artists using collaboration within their practices will also be featured in the Pairings 2 exhibition at Museum in the Park. This will run from April 28th to May 27th 2012 and is free to attend.


Image courtesy of John Philips, londonprintstudio.

Grafik Apparel – Interweaving Art and Fashion.

Rhian Solomon will be featuring a new body of work at londonprintstudio’s new exhibition Grafik Apparel, which will be launching on Thursday 15th Dec…

Work by the Artist and Professor Paul Rider will capture the collaborative processes of Skinship – Solomons research project that seeks to promote cross disciplinary practices between Plastic Surgery and Pattern Cutting based professions. The cloth experiments on display use plastic surgery techniques alone as a means of cutting and constructing innovative garment shapes… The show will run from 16th Dec 2011 to 17th March 2012…

Hothouse selection

Rhian has been selected to be part of the South West Textiles cohort on The Crafts Councils national business support program for emerging makers, Hothouse. The course provides focussed intensive training in business skills and creative development to 40 Makers nationally and is complimented with one to one support over a six month period..

Skinship – promoting collaborations between Plastic Surgery and Pattern Cutting professions.

Currently Rhian Solomon is conducting a research project that looks to promote cross disciplinary working between Plastic Surgeons and Pattern Cutting professionals within the Fashion Industry. She has presented findings from the first stages of the Skinship project at The British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons annual Winter meeting and at Manchester Institute for Research in Art and Design. This paper is set to be published by Berg in a new text entitled Collaboration through Craft:Theory and Practice.

Fabric as Film

Rhian is currently undertaking a residency at The University for the Creative Arts Farnham, where she is based in the Printed Textile department. The focus of her new collection of work is researching the concept of fabric as film’, creating projections through cloth onto the body and onto our external environments.