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Celia Pym

Elizabeth's Cardigan, Celia Pym, 2016. Photo: Michele Panzeri

Celia Pym uses darning, knitting and embroidery to create intimate works that speak directly to human experience. Over the past ten years Pym has carefully darned other people's clothing, interrogating our feelings towards vulnerability, care and repair. Pym's ability to draw out memories and meaning through the process of mending often belies the understated, yet intensely personal finished object, be it a sock, jumper or tracksuit. She has exhibited widely in the UK and beyond, and has worked on a number of publically engaged projects which aim to bring the value of mending to a wider audience.

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