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2023 Brookfield Properties Craft Award Winner: Alice Kettle

99 Bishopsgate

July 3, 2023 - September 29, 2023

Alice Kettle at Award Ceremony

We are delighted to announce the winner of the Brookfield Properties Craft Award 2023 as internationally renowned maker Alice Kettle, represented by Candida Stevens Gallery.

Selected for her bold, introspective free-stitched technique, Kettle blends traditional and experimental methods to produce her skilled textile works. Kettle accepted the award during a private ceremony at Collect art fair at Somerset House on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.

Since 2020, the Brookfield Properties Craft Award, has forged the path to champion outstanding contemporary craft. The annual accolade is presented to a maker, who has demonstrated vision, talent, achievement and contributed to craft practice in the UK. As part of the prize, three new handcrafted pieces by Kettle will be acquired by Brookfield Properties and gifted to the Crafts Council Collection. They will join over 1,700 objects acquired from the 1970s onwards including a mix media piece from 1988 by Kettle, entitled Stretching Figure.

Kettle will also stage a solo exhibition featuring further works across two of Brookfield Properties’ locations. Located in the heart of the City of London, Kettle’s exhibition will be open to the public in the summer months of 2023.

“It is special to celebrate Alice Kettle with the 2023 Award, an artist whose career has spanned four decades, who has continuously pushed the boundaries of textile art with her thoughtful embroidered works which use medium of thread and action of tension, to embody notions of the human condition and connection to nature” Saff Williams – Curatorial Director, Brookfield Properties


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Date & Time

July 3, 2023 - September 29, 2023