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Caren is delighted to have been invited to exhibit her work relating to eating disorders at a one-day symposium ‘Image and Narrative: Illness, Recovery, Change’ at The University of Nottingham. This will take place on 29th April 2019. The symposium will bring researchers in the arts, humanities and health sciences together to reflect on the ways in which different forms of digital, visual and textural representation can support health.


'Room For Improvement' was selected for The 62 Group of Textile Artists' exhibition Ctrl/Shift in 2018. After a successful showing at MAC Birmingham, it is now being exhibited at the National Centre for Craft & Design in Lincolnshire until 22 April. Ctrl/Shift takes shifts and changes as its theme, in particular it is centred on artists whose practice is or has transformed, in small or large ways, especially towards expressions of innovation in textile art. These shifts may be around changing attitudes to control (towards or away from it); the introduction of new materials and techniques; and/or the impact of innovative ideas and evolving technologies.

LINK: The 62 Group - Artist’s Page


Last year Caren was selected to hand stitch a block for the UDHR Quilt Project, a collaborative craftivism project with over 130 international artists. The project was designed to celebrate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and raise awareness of the ways it is being violated around the world today. This project will also raise funds & awareness for UNHCR through the sale of a forthcoming book about the project. Four quilts have been created from individual blocks featuring the entirety of each Article of the UDHR. The completed works are now on display at the Museum of Australian Democracy, in Canberra, Australia, until June 2019.

LINK: UDHR Quilt Project


A fascinating interview about Caren’s installation art has been published by TextileArtist.org and it can be read via the link.

LINK: Caren Garfen: From Conception to Creation