Meet Winy-Smit Vuijk – Textile Artist

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Meet Winy-Smit Vuijk – Textile Artist

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Winy Smit-Vuijk is a conceptual textile artist who explores themes dealing with motherhood, cancestors and relationships. In this knitted piece of work she represents her expanding family through the generations in which repeat patterns are recognizable but overlaid with the individuals’ characteristics; nevertheless a closely-knit family!


An example of Winy’s work entitled ‘Blue Swimmers’:


Winy is also the Managing Director of the Julia Caprara School of Textile Arts which offers a unique opportunity for distance learning for those interested in mixed media textile arts to obtain a degree course, and which is validated by Middlesex University. For more information visit


An exhibition of work – BA (Hons) Embroidered Textiles Degree show was  held 19 – 22 May 2011

At Redchurch Gallery, 50 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, London E2; for more detailed information on times of opening visit the website.

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