Helen Parrott

Artist Helen Parrott examining our collections
Talented, contemporary visual artist and writer Helen Parrott visited the Archive in March 2014 to view and research a sample selection of our treasure trove. A senior manager with the Arts Council, Helen also teaches art and quilt workshops. Her work has been widely published and her book Mark Making in Textile Art was published in August 2013.

Soieries 1857We're feeling very excited that Helen has kindly accepted our invitation to create a new piece of work inspired by the archive collections. This work will be shown in a Bradford College Textile Archive exhibition in the new Bradford Gallery in autumn 2014.

We look forward to welcoming her again many times, and can’t wait to see her contemporary interpretation - we know it will be exquisite as always!

In the meantime, you can see Helen’s work on her website– enjoy!