The Salon bench at Craftivism, Arnolfini Bristol
The Knitting Salon is a project by Trevor Pitt and Kate Pemberton that promotes the sharing of knitting skills via the use of a specially designed mobile salon, comprising of 8 Salon Benches that are currently being made by knitting groups throughout the UK. 

For Craftivism at the Arnolfini in Bristol, The Knitting Salon project is represented in the gallery exhibition by Salon Bench Knowle West made in collaboration with local knitters and spinners.

The exhibition is at the Arnolfini in Bristol until 14 February 2010

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Image by Gina Lundy

Open Source Embroidery
The Open Source Embroidery exhibition presents artworks that use embroidery, thread and code as a tool for participatory production and distribution. It brings together individual and collectively made artworks by artists, makers, computer programmers and HTML users that explore the relationship between craft and code through social and digital networks.

Kate Pemberton's work is featured in the OSE exhibition initiated by Ele Carpenter, starting in Sweden and touring to San Francisco. More information can be found here

Binary Oppositions

VIVID and Fused Magazine present an evening celebrating the launch of Binary Oppositions, an international project curated by Matt Price.


Binary Oppositions encompasses an exhibition, publication, and album featuring 10 contemporary artists and 20 musical sonic arts acts from Birmingham.


The exhibition, which takes place at Citric Gallery in Brescia, Northern Italy, October 6, 2007 to January 3, 2008, includes works by VIVID research programme artists Karin Kihlberg & Reuben Henry, Kate Pemberton, Juneau/Projects/, Justin Wiggan & Oona Luras, together with Simon and Tom Bloor, and Mike Johnston, and casually raises questions concerning tradition and progress, folklore and technology, myth and rationalism, history and modernity.


Accompanying the exhibition will be a full colour catalogue, designed by Ben Javens and featuring photography by Rory Buckland, and an album titled 'Binary Oppositions', released by independent record label 'Static Caravan'. Both catalogue and album have been published in a limited edition of 500 copies and will be available for purchase throughout the event.

Cheap&Showy Billboards
There are currently 4 billboards around Birmingham city center featuring the Cheap&Showy artwork. They are up for the duration of the New Generation Arts festival. More information about the piece can be found in the press and projects sections of this website.

Selfridges Shop Now Open
4 days left before the endfile shop installation at Selfridges ends.

endfile shopkeepers
Anna Lehr and Lars Bjorklund were shopkeepers for the night at the VIVID Interdisciplinary Group show Preview.

Alongside Kate Pemberton the show also featured Juneau/Projects/, Harminder Singh Judge, Chris Keenan, and Faye Claridge. Kate's shop is now open until June 6th, 2007, at VIVID, Birmingham.

On 14th June the shop will reopen at Selfridges, Birmingham as part of The New Generation Arts festival.

Mini Shop at VIVID
The endfile mini shop opens tonight at VIVID in Birmingham.

Kate Pemberton has explored the concept of the 'art object' and its relationship with mass production. She will transform VIVID's 'pod' into a retail and showcasing outlet for her work.

Citric Gallery
Kate Pemberton is now represented by CITRIC Gallery.
CITRIC gallery is based in the historic center of the city of Brescia in North Italy, and is directed by Lavinia Muscat.

Periscope Gallery stand
Kate Pemberton will be exhibiting work within the Periscope Gallery stand at this year's New Art Birmingham festival. Pemberton has also been commissioned to make a limited edition rosette to give away on the opening night. A pixel artwork created by Pemberton will also be broadcast using bluetooth technology throughout the fair.

Pemberton awarded prize by Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Last week, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery previewed the 'Birmingham Open' exhibition, a large open-submission group show of artists from the city.

Pemberton was awarded the 3D prize for her work The High Church of Gaming

The show continues until 29th April, 2007, at Gas Hall Art Gallery in Birmingham.

Made in the Middle comes to Birmingham
The Craftspace-touring show in which Pemberton is exhibiting has arrived in Birmingham. It is open to the public from 1st Feb - 14th March at the Midlands Arts Centre (mac).

Sales of unlimited prints
Kate Pemberton's work is now for sale through 100 Artworks, alongside the likes of Dface, Banksy, Eine, Insect, Space Invader and Yvonne Gilbert.

Pemberton wins textile prize
It has been announced that Kate Pemberton is the winner of the textile prize for best work in 'Made in the Middle' - a new touring exhibition by Craftspace.

Made in the Middle
Pemberton has been selected for 'Made in the Middle - New work in contemporary craft from the West Midlands.'

Error 01/08, The Cursor canvas, and the System Rosettes will be exhibited. All works will be for sale.

'Made in the Middle' is a major survey of contemporary craft from makers with a connection to the West Midlands. Selected by a panel of curators, design historians and leading national makers, 37 cutting-edge makers are showing their latest work in this national touring exhibition.

'Made in the Middle' takes place every three years attracting over 37,000 visitors and this will be the sixth in the series. The exhibition will tour to 9 other major galleries throughout the UK.

The tour starts next week, 14 November 2006 - 14 January 2007
Rugby Art Gallery & Museum, Little Elborow Street, Rugby, CV21 3BZ.

More info will follow as the tour continues.

Playmobiel Book
After the success of the exhibition 'Playmobiel' in Amsterdam in June, curator Nathalie Faber decided to make a book about the artists in the exhibition. 

Pemberton's work appears throughout the book, having been used as the introduction to each section! More details can be found on the dedicated website.

Monogram Workshop
Visitors to Solihull gallery were invited to stop by, have tea and cakes and join Kate Pemberton and curator Jess Morgan to create their own stitched monograms. 

During the day, Jess gave a talk about the exhibition and Pemberton's practice.

Over 30 monograms were stitched by participants and delivered to the gallery to form one half of the exhibition.

Royal Icing Private View
The private view for Pemberton's exhibition 'Royal Icing' at Solihull art gallery was a success, and even the mayor turned up. 

For more information about the pieces shown please view the Royal Icing artworks.