John has been invited back to teach another week's design course at Le Vieux Monastere in south west France from 4th to 11th September 2013. The course is aimed at crafts people who want to improve their design skills no matter what their subject. Students will work from material collected on excursions to local places of beauty that have been chosen with design inspiration in mind. John will also cover some basic design exercises for those new to design.
John's new exhibition 'British Landscapes' was first show at the Knitting and Stitching Shows last autumn and will now travel to a number of galleries in the UK. This exhibition is currently booked to go to Mansfield Museum and Art Gallery from December 2013 to February 2014. It has also been booked to show at The Embroidery Gallery, Sunbury-on-Thames in the summer of 2014 and also Bankfield Museium and Art Gallery in Halifax.
John Allen's exhibitions have been shown at the following galleries;
John's first exhibition inspired by aboriginal art was called 'Dreamtime Revisited' and was first shown in 2003. His next exhibition was inspired by Nepalese landscape and culture, was called 'The Forbidden Kingdom' and was first show in 2008. John's latest exhibition, 'British Landscapes' is currently touring.
Wall carpets from 'The Forbidden Kingdom' exhibition are still available for exhibition and to purchase from this website. All carpets are produced as 'one-offs' or in limited editions of 3. Commissions are also undertaken.
Website last updated February 2013.