Michael Brennand-Wood is internationally regarded as one of the most innovative and inspiring artists working in textiles.  A defining characteristic of his work has been a sustained commitment to the conceptual synthesis of contemporary and historical sources, in particular, the exploration of three-dimensional line, structure and pattern. He has persistently worked within contested areas of textile practice, embroidery, pattern, lace and recently floral imagery.

Examples of Michaels work can be seen in major public, corporate and private collections worldwide including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa and National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.  He was appointed Visiting Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2005 and is Research Fellow at the University of Ulster.

Michael Brennand-Wood had a solo show in the Gallery 3-27 April 2013.

  • Flower Head Narcissistic Butterfly
    Michael Brennand-Wood

    Flower Head Narcissistic Butterfly

    2005
    Machine embroidered blooms, mirror, wire, photographs, beads, fabric, thread and acrylic on wood panel
    H:40cm W:40cm D:60cm
    £3500
    Photograph: Peter Mennim