Textiles in Practice
Kate is a senior lecturer on the BA (Hons) Textiles in Practice (TIP) programme.
Kate brings to the TIP programme a wealth of experience from her cross disciplinary practice.
Kate Egan has worked simultaneously as an Artist, Lecturer and Maker for the past 25 years, teaching across disciplines on a variety of courses at MMU and at other institutions. Kate has exhibited her work internationally and completed major commissions for public spaces. She works on collaborative projects in order to create new and unexpected mixes to compliment the public art she produces for interior
& exterior projects. Kate runs commission based external projects for students on the programme.
She was programme leader for the BA(Hons) Creative Practice degree and also the BA(Hons) Embroidery degree and BA(Hons) Textiles in Practice degree programme, within the Manchester School of Art.
In 2017 Kate was awarded a mini-sabbatical to create a portfolio of speculative 'smart textile' samples.
Latest work in collaboration with Brendan Dawes.
'Carefully Descending Everywhere' installation
the Frontier Data Lab at PWC LLP London August 2017
Social - https:/instagram.com/kateegan_artist
Kate Egan is a member of the MSA Research Centre (Craft & Design)
Geofrey Manton MMU student commission. Details…
This project involved staff and students working together for a commission brief for the new Spinningfield offices of Baker Tilly Accountants.2009 . Details…
Beachcroft external commision with staff and students . Details…
Bruntwood Manchester One commission 2017 Vanessa Lam . Details…
Bruntwood Oxford Place student commissions 2017 Vanessa Lam. Details…
Cheshire Oaks Public Art student commission. Details…
Miliners Wharf public space student commisson. Details…
MMU Library Chat Zone student commission. Details…
St Peters House Chaplaincy student commission. The quiet room walk way. Details…
In addition to the curriculum Kate runs external projects with staff and students. Working closely with Marcus Lord and Mark Beecroft the projects take the form of commissions for interior and exterior spaces for external clients. Details…
Curated show - Textiles in Practice in Progress Show 2016. Staff and student work. Details…
Kate Egan is a member of the Design Research Group.
A selection of recent research outputs.
Kettle, AM., Brown, V., Grimshaw, D., Egan, K., Cocchiarella, F., 2014. A Place at the Table, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, 25/11/2014 - 18/1/2015.
McKeating, J., 2014. Scenes of Change, L'Aguille en Fete, Paris, February 2014.
McKeating, J., 2012. Hand Stich Perspectives, Knitting and stitching show Alexander palace London, Harrogate and Dublin, October -November 2012.
McKeating, J., 2012. Machine stitch Perspectives 2, L'aguille en Fete, Paris, February 2012.
McKeating, J., 2012. Pairings II: conversations and collaborations, Stroud International Textiles, Park Gallery, Stroud, April - may 2012.
Egan, K. and Dr Cutler, V, 2012. ‘Pairings II-conversations & collaborations’, Museum in the Park Stroud GL5 4AF, 28 April – 27 May 2012.
Webb, J., 2011. Pairings, MMU Special Collections, Otter Gallery Chichester, Fairfield Mill, Cumbria, September 2010 -.
McKeating, J., 2010. Machine Stitch Perspectives, Knitting and Stitching show, London, Harrogate and Dublin, Sept 2010 - Nov 2010.
Egan, K., Dawes, B., 2018. 'The Jack Plug Universe', The Sage concourse Gateshead.
Egan, K., Dawes, B., 2017. ''Carefully Descending Everywhere'', PWC Frontier Data Lab, London.
Egan, K., 2015. ''Breathe'', Pallant House Gallery, Chichester.