Nerissa Cargill Thompson

Designer, maker and facilitator with over 20 years experience of professional and community practice. Originally trained in Theatre Design but through my community arts practice, my interest in fibre art grew and a desire to develop personal artwork. Recent graduate in MA Textile Practice from Manchester School of Art. Member of Prism Contemporary Textiles Collective.

My work investigates change over time, not just eroding or decaying but new layers of growth, giving juxtapositions of structure and colour. Recent work highlights the issue of plastic pollution and the permanence of disposables through sculptures that combine embellished textiles and cement cast in plastic waste, inviting us to consider the packaging that we use and discard on a daily basis; objects that are so lightweight and seem so insignificant that we barely notice them. Naturally inspired textures emphasise the way our waste becomes subsumed into the natural world around us.   

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Work with Convenience Gallery

Thompsons, work was exhibited as part of our, 'The Future is...' Open call exhibition. 

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