Susan Brinkhurst was born in the UK and studied Fine Art and Textiles in
London and Nottingham. Since graduating she has pursued a career as
a constructed textile artist, working to commission and exhibition.
Strand Gallery, Aldeburgh
The Big Shed, Iken, Suffolk
Barbican Gallery London
Smiths Row, Bury St Edmunds
Kettles Yard Gallery Cambridge
Minories Gallery Colchester
Vigado Gallery and Ernst Museum Budapest
Site specific artwork for Arttextiles3. A national quadrennial exhibition
focusing on current contemporary textile practice
Cambridge University, Classics Faculty
Suffolk County Council, Bungay Library
Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Haverhill
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Suffolk Coastal District Council
Private commissions in UK, Europe and USA
Imperial War Museum, London
Royal Air Force Museum, London
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
Six months as artist at Long Shop Museum, Leiston completing a body
of work focusing on the museum’s collection, culminating in an
‘6x6’ Schools - A collaboration with Anglia Polytechnic University
Made – A six week residency at Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich,
working directly with the museum’s historical textile collection,
culminating in an exhibition of new work and delivering a series of
workshops and lectures.
Grants and awards
Arts Council, Award to Artists - A collaboration with artist Les Bicknell
and poet Esther Morgan to work on project titled Mapping the
Collection at the East Anglian Museum of Rural Life.
Making Art Work - A mentoring programme with digital media artist,
Education research programme funded by Suffolk Craft Society in
Rajasthan, India to make a comparative study of the role and
opportunities for craftswomen in rural areas and their development
First Impressions - A collaboration with the Arts Council, Anglia
Television and The National Trust.
Suffolk Craft Society Education Officer.
Advisor on visual arts working group for Suffolk County Council, with a
criteria for expanding the accessibility of the arts and to provide an
educational support for artists working in the county.
British Council touring exhibition of British Contemporary Tapestry in
Budapest and lecture series.
Appearance and Reality by Stephen Hogbin
Woven Image, Contemporary British Tapestry
Artist Newsletter, Crafts Magazine, Country Life
Teaching and workshops
Glendower School for Girls, London
Norwich Castle Museum
Norwich School of Art
West Suffolk College