About

Nikkita Morgan is an Irish mixed media textile artist who predominantly works in her studio using a diverse range of art, design & craft methods. Alongside her creative practice, she teaches textile & embroidery workshops for school, college and university students, vulnerable adults and community groups nationally.

She received her Master’s in Textile Design in 2014 from Norwich University of the Arts and was a recipient of the Arts and Humanity Research Council Award for her course of study (AHRC). Before embarking on postgraduate study, Morgan was an undergraduate student at University of Wales: Trinity Saint David: Coleg Sir Gar studying a BA (Hons) in Textile, Art, Design & Craft (2010-13). On completion of her degree she received the Textile Student of the Year Award.

– Education –

Masters Degree in Textile Design | Norwich University of the Arts | Norwich | England | 2013-14    

BA (Hons) Degree in Textile, Art, Design & Craft | University of Wales: Trinity Saint David: Coleg Sir Gar | Carmarthen | Wales | 2010-13

Foundation diploma in Art & Design | Southern Regional Collage | Newry | North of Ireland | 2009-10

– Grants/Awards –

a-n Artist Bursary recipient | Time Space Money | The Artists Information Company | 2020

VACMA | Edinburgh Craft Makers Award | Edinburgh City Council & Creative Scotland | 2020

Highly Commended for series of works | Annual Awards for Art About Big Global Issues or Concerns 2020 | Redline Artworks | Also attained in 2017, 2018 & 2019

Support for the individual artist programme | Arts Council of NI | 2019 (recalled due to being unable to undertake my postponed International Artist Residency programme before March 2021 – in relation to Covid restrictions)

Norfolk Arts Project Fund | Norfolk County Council | 2019

a-n Artist Bursary recipient | supporting self-determined professional development grant | The Artists Information Company | 2019

Artist of the month | Axisweb | July 2018

Travel Award | Arts Council of NI | 2017

NI Young Artist of the Year Runner-up | Mid And East Antrim Council | 2016

Norfolk Arts Project Fund – Norfolk County Council |  Ideastap Wrap-Up Fund Brief | Split Infinitive Trust Grant | 2015

The Eaton Fund Grant | 2014

Arts and Humanities Research Council Award (AHRC) | 2013

Shortlisted for the Textile Study Group Graduate of the Year Award | New Designers | London | 2013

Textile Student of the Year Award | University of Wales Trinity Saint David: Coleg Sir Gar | 2013

– Residencies –

International Artists in Residence Programme | Artsland | Fermanagh & Omagh District Council | Dec 2018, May & Sep 2019

Guest Studio Residency Programme | The Art Cube Artists’ Studio’s | Jerusalem | Feb 2017

Artist-in-Residence | George Watson College | Edinburgh | Aug 2016 – Aug 2017

Gallery Artist-in-Residence | St.Margaret’s House Gallery 1 | Edinburgh | Aug 2016

Textile Artist-in-Residence | Edinburgh College of Art | Edinburgh | Sep 2015 – Aug 2016

– Selected Exhibitions –

Current 

RedLine Artworks | Digital Exhibition | Available at: http://www.redlineartworks.org/gallery_532987.html | 2016-2020

2019

Divergent | Anteros Gallery | Norwich (Matched funded by the Norfolk Arts Project Fund and Crowdfunder)

Open Studio | End of Artist-in-Residence programme | Aughakillymaude Mummers Centre | Fermanagh

Anna Cheyne Biennial Award 2019 Exhibition | Island Arts Centre | Lisburn

Between Lands | Whitespace Gallery | Edinburgh (Attained Kickstater funding)

1 FT SQ Art Exhibition | Strule Arts Centre | Omagh & Blaney Yoga Centre | Fermanagh 

2018

Brexit Respond… (Interactive Exhibition) | Roots Gallery | Edinburgh | Solo

Henry’s Odyssey Fundraising Exhibition | Mandell’s Gallery | Norwich

The Locale Group Exhibition | Cass Art | Glasgow

2017

Éire Intransition | St. Margaret’s House Gallery 2 | Edinburgh [Gallery In-Kind Support] | Solo

End of artist-in-residence Exhibition | George Watson College | Edinburgh

Guest Studio Residency Exhibition | Art Cube Artist’s Studio’s | Jerusalem | Solo

 2016

Materials, Meaning & Messages | R-Space Gallery | Lisburn | Co.Down

The SSA 119th annual exhibition | The Royal Scottish Academy | Edinburgh

NSK Folk Art Rising 1916-2016 | Burren College of Art | Co,Clare

A-I-R 15/16 Exhibition | Tent Gallery & St. Margaret’s House Gallery 1 | Edinburgh

Art of Craft Exhibition | Market Place Gallery | Armagh

NI Young Artist of the Year Finalists Exhibition | The Braid Arts Centre | Ballymena

2015

NN Open Exhibition | NN Contmeporary Art Gallery | Northampton

100 under 100 | 3rd on 3rd Gallery | Jamestown | New York

Platform Open Annual Art Exhibition | Morphets of Harrogate | Yorkshire

One Year On | Stew Gallery | Norwich | Supported by Norfolk Arts Project Fund

Summer Salon 2015 | Islington Art Factory | London

Rising Stars 2015 exhibition | New Ashgate Gallery | Farnham

2014

Place, Space & Negotiated Territories | Norwich University of the Arts | Norwich

2013

New Designers | Islington | London

– Professional Experience (Commissions/Workshops\Projects/Artist Talks) –

Lead Artist | The production of a community, collaborative textile artwork for Inverkeithing’s historic town house | Fife Historic Buildings Trust on behalf of Fife Council | 2021

Research Assistant | The Needlework Development Scheme (NDS) | Touches Stitches Heritage Project | University of Edinburgh | Jun 2017 – Current

Lead Artist | Co-coordinating, organising & curating group exhibitions in Edinburgh & Norwich | Between Lands | Divergent | A-I-R 15/16 | One Year On] | 2015 – Current

Artist Talk | Global Arts in the Emergency | Redline Artworks | online | July 2020

Online Artist Workshop | Repeat pattern design workshop for school students | Organisation: Network for East Anglian Collaborative Outreach (NEACO) | Norfolk | May 2020

Artist Commission | Voices for Equity | Shetland Islands Council on behalf of the Shetland Partnership | 2019 – 2020

Guest Lecturer Tour | Artist Talks & Embroidery Workshops for disadvantaged students at various schools and colleges around Norfolk | helping to promote University education within the Creative Arts | Organisation: Network for East Anglian Collaborative Outreach (NEACO) | Norfolk | January 2018 – October 2019

Artist Workshops | Taught textile & embroidery workshops to primary, secondary school, college students and community groups as part of my artist-in-residence programme | Artsland | County Fermanagh | Dec 2018, May & Sep 2019

Workshop Assistant | 100 Years Women’s Vote Banner making workshops | Taught embroidery skills to female’s at Cornton Vale Prison and student and staff members at the University of Edinburgh | Processions | Artichoke | February – June 2018

Artist Commission | Embroidered Sampler Wall-hanging (A learning aid tool) | Art Department | George Watsons College | Edinburgh | 2017

Workshop Teacher | Taught a series of textile & embroidery workshops for children aged 7-12 online via Art+798’s online software | Art+798 International Art Education Center | China | 2015 – 2017

Artist-in-Residence | As part of my residency, I helped assist teach the children from primary 4 up to S6, working closely with the staff members to help organise, set up and prepare art & design workshops and lessons | George Watson College | Edinburgh | Aug 2016 – Aug 2017

Textile Art Community Project | Taught embroidery workshops to groups of non-English speaking children (7-11 year olds), teenagers and women | Project supported by The Arts Council NI Travel Award Scheme | 2017

Artist Talk ‘Conflicting Textiles’ [part of my Guest Studio Residency Programme] | Art Cube Artist’s Studio’s | Jerusalem | Feb 2017

Artist Commission | Design & construct campaign banner for Educational Institute of Scotland | commissioned by the Joint Union Liaison Committee at Edinburgh University | 2016

Artist Talk | Materials, Meaning & Messages Exhibition | R-Space | Lisburn | 2016

Artist Talk| Glasgow Artist Guild | Saramago Café | Glasgow | 2016

Environmental Project Commission | collaborative project working with local artists and scientists from the University of East Angelina to design & construct a 3D info graphic sculpture that represented the storm surge damage surrounding the Norfolk coast | 2015

Artist workshop and volunteer for the Arts Recovery Program | working with vulnerable adults | Norfolk | Certificates in Challenging behaviour and Safeguarding of vulnerable adults | 2015

Artist Talk’s | Meet Your Maker Maklab – Glasgow | Artist Presentation – Edinburgh College of Art | Guest lecturer – Paston Sixth Form College | 2015

– Other Professional Training Experience –

Undertook a 3 day Metal Thread Work ‘Queen’s Silk embroidery course | Royal School of Needlework | Glasgow | June 2019

Waveney & Blyth Arts exhibition planning & management course | Symposium team, helped curate and organise the art sculpture trail | Bungay | 2015

Dialogues 2014 | Space, Place and Negotiated Territories | Symposium Team, part of the selection panel who co-ordinated, curated and organised this exhibition & conference | Norwich University of the Arts | 2014

– Selected Publications –

Artist Feature | Kirsteen Paterson | ‘Closed after 200 years – but Scotland’s last linen mill is still spinning a good yarn’  | The National Newspaper | https://www.thenational.scot/news/19352876.closed-200-years—scotlands-last-linen-mill-still-spinning-good-yarn/?ref=twtrec |. 6th June 2021

Artist Interview | Art Reveal Magazine no.58 | page 44-49 |  https://issuu.com/artrevealmagazine/docs/58 | April 2021

Artist Interview | Artlink |  https://www.artlink.uk/interview/nikkita-morgan | Sep 2020

Artist Interview | Floatshowcase |  https://floatshowcase.org/nikkita-morgan | Oct 2019

Artist Feature | Art & Politics | http://www.redlineartworks.org/section652294_361328.html | 2018

Artist Feature | Art Cube Artist Studios | https://www.artiststudiosjlm.org/nikkita-morgan.html | 2017

Artist Interview | Art Reveal Magazine | 22nd Issue | page 76-81 |  http://www.artrevealmagazine.com/22nd-issue/ | 2016

An Interview with Nikkita Morgan | Art Habens Art Review 5th Edition | page 92-113 |  http://issuu.com/arthabens/docs/art_habens_art_review_specialed.201 | 2015

– Professional Memberships –

The Society for Embroidered Work [S.E.W]

– Social media | artist portfolio –

https://www.axisweb.org/p/nikkitamorgan/

https://www.instagram.com/nikkita.morgan/