Ila Dickinson

Ila Dickinson produces work through a variety of textile-based processes such as embroidery, weave and crochet, interested in the physicality of making and the processes behind producing textile pieces, simultaneously inspired by the legacy of feminist art movements from the 1960’s and 70’s. Informed by key texts by Rozsika Parker and the dismissal of textiles from high art to decorative craft as a result of it’s relationship with historic socially imposed submissive femininity, her work aims to solidify textiles position within the gallery as a medium that should be respected on par with painting and sculpture. In her work she utilises textiles to address current issues within contemporary feminist discourses, previously producing embroidered pieces that commented on the roll of women within the horror genre and most recently producing woven work for a collaborative piece which re-imagined the character of the modern witch.