KCG2203 – SOS (Suppliers of Synergy)

Lorna Hamilton-Brown MBE challenges assumptions and responsibilities to help achieve the benefits of diversity. (58m)

Lorna Hamilton-Brown MBE gave this talk at the Guild’s Convention in 2022.

Lorna is an East Sussex-based artist who is known for her subversive textile works that challenge preconceptions of knitting and crochet. Her artworks are imbued with symbolism – sometimes autobiographical, but always issue based .

Lorna has a MA in Knitted Textiles from the Royal College of Art.

In 2004 she was awarded an MBE for services to the Community.

She is Vice Chair of the Craft’s Council’s Global Majority Advisory Group and a member of Vogue Knitting’s Diversity Advisory Council.

Lorna has recently had work in the We Gather exhibition held at the Crafts Council’s gallery in London. The exhibition was commissioned by Dr Karen Patel as part of her Craft Expertise research exploring inequalities and diversity in craft. For the show, Lorna created a knitted magazine cover – ‘We Mek’- full of symbolism with a central figure inspired by political activist Angela Davis.

Lorna is a patron of the Knitting & Crochet Guild.

You can find out more about Lorna on her website https://www.lornahamiltonbrown.com/.

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