September 30th, 2016

Bromsgrove textiles artist Hollie to open her first exhibition in Kidderminster

Updated: 12:37 am, Feb 13, 2016

FOLLOWING in the creative footsteps of her family, a Bromsgrove art teacher has launched her debut exhibition.

Hollie Barton’s textiles exhibition, Warp and Theft, kicks off on Tuesday (January 16) at Kidderminster’s Museum of Carpet and continues until March 28.

Originally from Merseyside, the Bromsgrove School textiles leader moved to Sidemoor in 2010 to begin her teaching job and is staging the exhibition as part of an MA in Art Education at Oxford Brookes University.

With a hairdresser mother and seamstress great grandmother, the artist comes from a long line of creative talents.

Hollie said: “Exhibiting at The Museum of Carpet is really exciting for me.

“It resonates with my upbringing as my father, who has a carpet business, was trained in Kidderminster, the birthplace of modern carpet industry.”

The exhibition demonstrates techniques such as stitch and printmaking to show how the tradition can inspire contemporary practice.

Exhibited works are not for sale, however the artist does welcome commissions.

Unframed prints and other merchandise linked with the exhibition are available in the museum shop.

Visit for more information or go to for more on Hollie’s work.