About James RESTORE. Storey Institute. Main Gallery. Lancaster.2018. MUIR TRUST residency solo exhibition. Bucks County Museum. 100 HEARTS. Embroiderers Guild. Guest artist on touring group show. SEW WHAT. Dukes gallery. Lancaster. Solo exhibition.2017. AA2A Group exhibition. UCLan Preston.2016. CONTEXTILE. International group exhibition. Porto. Portugal. EUROPEAN PATCHWORK. International group exhibition. France. RIGA INTERNATIONAL. Group exhibition. Riga. Latvia.2015. FABRIC OF SOCIETY. People’s History Museum. Manchester. solo exhibition. STITCH THIS. Storey Institute. Lancaster. Solo exhibition.2014. DIGITAL ENCOUNTERS. Univ. for the Creative Arts. Canterbury. HANGING BY A THREAD. Sunbury walled garden gallery. London.2013. EUROPEAN QUILT TRIENNIAL. Hiedelberg, Germany.2012. Commission BUCKINGHAM COUNTY MUSEUM. 2017. THE HARRIS MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY. Preston. Artist in Residence.2016. KETTLE CHIPS. Xmas promotion.2014. Publication: Embroidery Magazine. Cover image and feature article. May/June. 2019. Insight. Sotheby international. 2017. TEXTILES. The Art of Mankind. Mary Schoeser. Thames & Hudson.2012 Awards MUIR TRUST ARTIST RESIDENCY AWARD. .2017. TEXTILE SOCIETY Professional development award winner. 2014. My personal background and experience pervades the work; my training in the contrasting fields of engineering, education, time spent in a variety of work, periods of art practice and in the role of carer for my own children and a curiosity in observing the political and economic shifts over the past thirty years from Thatcher to the current austerity crisis.