c.v. & exhibitions

Fenella Davies.

 My work is designed to give a sense of place, time  & mood - paring down to a simple design element - the relationship of form & colour.  I like to utilise to the full the medium in which I work - rough linen fabrics, raw torn edges, visible stitches - combined with an overlay of paints, flashing & paper.  Recycling antique cloth gives a connection to the past & to my work.  Implications of our past are a recurring theme - the traces of people who went before us - their stories & places.  Our history - the marks we leave behind us, who we were and what we achieved - make us the people we are today.

Member of the European exhibiting group QuiltArt (founded 1985).  Member of Surface Design Association and Juried Art Member of the Studio Art Quilt Association. City & Guilds Diplomas in Embroidery (distinction)




         QuiltArt  Following the Thread.

         Timeless Textiles, Sydney, Australia.

         21st International Fibre Art, Castle of Sala Baganza, Parma, Italy. 

         SAQA Wide Horizons, Saint Marie-aux-Mines, France.

         Studio Art Quilts Abstractions, Heidelberg, Germany.            

          15th International Textile & Fibre Art Biennale Scythia, Ukraine

          Material Evidence, MAC Birmingham, UK

          MINItextile triennale, Sofia, Bulgaria 

2023  Following the Thread. The Cloth Factory, Luxembourg

2021 Surface Design Association. Beyond Boundaries. High Five Art Baarle & Galerie Zone, The Netherlands.

2020  Fine Art Festival, Kranj. Slovenia.

          Material Evidence, Fuga Gallery, Hungary.

2019  11th International Textile Miniatures, Lithuania

          QuiltArt Material Evidence & Traces - touring UK & Europe.

2018  European Quilt Triennial, Heidelberg, Germany

          Wide Horizons V, France, Italy & Germany

          Made in Europe 11 Celle, Germany

          QuiltArt Nebraska.

         Layered Voices, Oklahoma, USA.

2017  ETHNO Vilnius, Lithuania

          Fine Art Quilt Masters, FoQ, Birmingham. UK. (highly commended)

          Invitational, Atout Fil, Chatillon, Paris, France

         Surface Design Assoc. Fibre Art VIII

         European Art Quilts Finale, Nederlands.

         Made in Europe, Touring, USA.

2016  Lasting Impressions, Whistler Art Gallery, Lowell, USA

          Beaujolais & Vendee France

          Taiwan International Exhibition.

          British Quilters Guild, Wales.

2015  QuiltArt 30 - Dialogues - touring exhibition, Europe

          Small Talk, Touring exhibition, Europe.

          6th European Quilt Triennale

2014   European art Quilts VIII

           TexpoArt Romania.

2013  Heidelberg, Germany. Quilt Triennale

2012  Art Quilt Elements, 2012. Wayne, USA

          AcCENTS UK art Quilts, Paducah, USA.

2011  Quilt National

           7th Biennial - Vanish/Survive, Arka, Vilnius, Lithuania

          A Slice of Quilt Art - Hungary & the Netherlands

2010  QuiltArt 25 - touring Europe.

          Museum Of Lodz, Poland.

          Stidoc Textiel Festival, Netherlands

2009  Hands All Around XXV.  Touring USA

2005  QuiltArt  QA 20.

          Solo Exhibition, The Guildhall, Bath. UK

2004  Off the Wall, Delta Studios, Scotland

2003  Contemporary Art Quilts, 2003. UK.

2002  Six Continents of Quilts, Museum of Arts & Design, New York, USA

          Quilt Expo VII.  Barcelona, Spain.

2001  Hands All Around XVII.  Houston, USA

          Young British Designers, World Quilt Show. USA

          Contemporary Quilts, Devon Guild of Craftsmen. UK

2000  6th Carrefour Exhibition, France.

1999  Creations & Savoir Faire, Paris, France.

Awards (1st & 2nd) in  national exhibitions.