Artist: Rebecca Leek

A close-up section of a larger piece, made up of overlaid abstract shapes in red, blue, and yellow. This is a mixed media piece, comprised of print, embroidery, stitchwork and painting.

Bauhaus Inspired Mixed Media Collage

BA Textiles and Surface Pattern
University of Wolverhampton

Rebecca is a textile artist and designer.

Rebecca’s mixed media textiles practice works across hand stitch, embroidery, free motion machine stitch, latch hook and punch needle, and includes working with illustration, painting and collage. Rebecca is passionate about making work that raises awareness of social issues, and is an advocate for a greater understanding of domestic abuse, and the empowerment of women affected by it. Working from the heart and connecting to her own life experiences, she uses her creative practice to tell her story and to give a voice to the stories of others, contributing to the movement for gender equality and social change.

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Clockwise from top left: Old School, New School; ‘Mommy Needs the Police’ Interactive Blanket; Detail from ‘Mommy Needs the Police’; Free Motion Machine Stitch Detail from ‘Mommy Needs the Police’

In:Site 2024

Rebecca was one of 14 artists who were selected to show their work at In:Site 2024.

 

Photograph by Hayley Salter

Inspired by the protest banner and its rich history in the women’s rights movement, Rebecca made a collaborative banner using a variety of textiles techniques. You’ve Done the Right Thing incorporated messages of care, comfort and encouragement to women working through challenges and making positive changes in their lives.

Photographs by Hayley Salter



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Artist: Rebecca Leek

Artist showcase.

A close-up section of a larger piece, made up of overlaid abstract shapes in red, blue, and yellow. This is a mixed media piece, comprised of print, embroidery, stitchwork and painting.

Artist: Lucy Ralph

Artist showcase.

A visual and textual informational poster of a young woman wearing a white polo shirt and blue jeans, both of which have been fixed by visible repair through patchworks of red, blue and white fabric scraps. Overlaid onto this photo are the phrases ‘PATCH IT’, ‘Dads old jeans’ and ‘Old school polo’.

Artist: Lola Awolowo

Artist showcase.

A painted, and embroidered portrait of a blue-eyed Black woman, on a background of collaged book pages. Her face is circular and tilted and she has short black hair. Her necklace and earrings are beads embroidered onto the piece’s surface. Her outline has been stitched in yellow thread.

Artist: Katy Gillam-Hull

Artist showcase.

A hand holding a green glass bead between the thumb and forefinger in front of a blurred house and tree.


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