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Maria Boyle





De Montfort University 2008-2014

BA (Hons), Design Crafts (First-class)


Oxford and Cherwell Valley College 2007-2008

Access Diploma to HE Art and Design.


Society of Dyers and Colourists 2007

Colour Affects System Diploma, Applied Colour Psychology (Distinction).


Watford College 1984-1985

Postgraduate Diploma, Advertising (First-class).


Lancaster University 1981-1984

BSc (Hons), Geography and Environmental Science



Exhibitions and Events


1st - 26th November, Joint exhibition with Debi Eldred Ceramics at Plum Gallery, Banbury.


14th - 26th June, 'Transformations' with Society of Designer Craftsmen at Bankside Gallery, London


1st - 3rd July, Warwickshire Open Studios at Wren Hall, Wroxhall, Warks, CV35 7NF



21st November, 'Moment' with artwrite, online exhibition,




13th October, 'Artists in Action' with Art Van Go at Alexandra Palace Knitting and Stitching Show.


Face to Face 'Penda of Mercia' Group Exhibition

    - ArtistWorkhouse, Studley, 5th - 14th April,

    - Canwood Gallery, Hereford, 4th June- 7th July

    - General Office, Stourbridge, 30th August - 8th September


1st - 10th March, ArtistsWorkhouse Members Spring Exhibition


Various dates in 2019,  'Collective Stitches' tour with Dionne Swift continues, including various locations in Australia



29th -7th October, 'Moments', Members group show at Little Buckland Gallery, Broadway WR12 7JH.

Contact: 01386 853739,

- Open 10.30 - 5pm daily

- Preview evening 28th September 6-8pm

- Drinks afternoon Sunday 12-2pm


8th - 17th June, ‘Romeo and Juliet: take two', 10 writers paired with 10 artists.

Exhibition with original written works performed with artworks, at ArtistsWorkhouse.

- Performances, 8th and 16th June, 7pm, ticketed event

- Exhibition, 9th - 12th June, 11am - 4pm, closed Mon and Tues


19th May and ongoing monthly meetings, ‘Face to Face’ artist collaborations with exhibition, works, talks, networking, and creative projects.


2nd-10th March, 'I Think this World is Magical', ArtistsWorkhouse, Studley, B80 7AU,

Open 11am - 4pm daily, (closed Monday/ Tuesday)

- 10th Mar, ‘Magical Colour Mono-printing’ workshop, ArtistsWorkhouse.


Various dates and locations in UK and Europe in 2018 and 2019, 'Collective Stitches' with Dionne Swift:

- 13th & 14th January 2018 Sala Polifunzionale, Tornareccio, Abruzzo, Italy

- 1st - 4th March Spring Knitting and Stitching show, Olympia, London

- 2nd May - Hawar, Oldeberkoop, Netherlands

- 11th - 14th October Knitting and Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace, London

- 8th - 11th November Knitting and Stitching Show, Dublin, Ireland

- 22nd - 25th November Knitting and Stitching Show, Harrogate, Yorkshire

- 2019, various locations in Australia including the Embroiderers Guild, Sydney



18th Nov, 'Artists Postcards', Exhibition and auction for 'Studley on the map'.


18th Oct - 29th Oct, 'Another View', Hoxton Arches, London E2, selected by Prism


17th - 25th June, 'Regeneration' Open Art Exhibition and

Warwickshire Open Studios at ArtistsWorkhouse, Studley, B80 7AU

Open 11am - 4pm daily, (closed Monday/ Tuesday)


29th April -13th May, 'Another View', RBSA, Birmingham, selected by Prism


3rd -12th March, Portrait Exhibition, ArtistsWorkhouse, Studley, B80 7AU

Open 11am - 4pm daily, (closed Monday/ Tuesday)



30th October -6th November, Needlemakers Exhibition, ArtistsWorkhouse, Studley,

B80 7AU.


18th June -3rd July - Warwickshire Open Studios, ArtistsWorkhouse, Studley,

B80 7AU.


23rd April - 3rd July - '7 Makers from the Society of Designer Craftsmen',

78 Derngate, Northampton.


17th - 20th March NEC, 5th - 9th October Alexandra Palace & 24th -27th November Capability Brown Festival with the Embroiderers Guild.


7th - 13th March - 'Agenda', Hiscox Art Cafe, London, selected by Prism


29th January - 7th Feb - ArtistsWorkhouse Opening and AWI Exhibition, Studley, B80 7AU.



November - Textile Fair, Compton Verney, Warwickshire


October - Discover Gather Give, Stratford Arts House


July - Textile Artist and Demonstrator, Art in Action, Waterperry Park, Oxford,


May - Prism 'Lines of Communication' exhibition, Hoxton Arches Gallery, London E3


January - Society of Designer Craftsmen Winter Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London SW1Y



Oct- Nov - Embroiderers Guild Graduate Showcase at Knitting and Stitching Shows

- Alexandra Palace, London, 8th -12th October

- Harrogate International Centre, 20th - 23rd November


August - Selected for Ragley Open Art Exhibition 2014 'Spirit of Place', Ragley Gallery and Studios, Ragley Hall, Warwickshire


June - New Designers, Part 1, Business Design Centre, London N1


June- Degree Show at Banbury and Bicester College, Oxfordshire



June - Demonstration and display at Packwood House, Warwickshire, with Stratford-upon-Avon Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers



December - OSCA Christmas Fair, Banbury


September - Selected for 'Gifted' exhibition at Forge 2 Gallery, Culworth


July - Warwickshire Open Studios at The National Herb Centre


May - 'Small is Beautiful" group exhibition at Forge 2 Gallery, Culworth



April - Bristol Arts Book Fair (BABE)



Memberships, Associations and Awards


Studio Member of ArtistsWorkhouse, Studley, and AW resident artist 2015-2019


Selected by as one of the featured artists in their ebook 'Inspired By Nature', April 2016,


Invited to exhibit work in the Embroiderers Guild Capability Brown Festival and Exhibitions, 2016, including NEC, Alexandra Palace and Harrogate International Centre.


Artist Member of a-n The Artists Information Company, since 2015


Artist in Residence at Banbury and Bicester College, 2014 - 2015,


Selected for Prism membership, September 2014


Selected as Embroiderers Guild Graduate, 2014 and be part of the Graduate Showcase  'Knitting and Stitching Shows'


Selected and awarded Licentiate of The Society of Designer Craftsmen, LSDN, July 2014


Laura Ashley Summer School Bursary Award, West Dean College,, July 2014


The Textile Study Group "Graduate of the Year" 2014, awarded at New Designers


Ambassador and Advocate Volunteer of Compton Verney,, since March 2014


Member of The Colour Group,, since 2014


Member of Stratford-upon-Avon Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers,, since 2013


Accredited Colourist and Certified Teacher of Colour Affects,, since 2007







Curriculum Vitae

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