About me

Hi, I'm Kirsty Hall, a disabled artist based in the lovely town of Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire.

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I describe myself as 'an artist and purveyor of obsessive projects' for reasons that will quickly become apparent if you check out my gallery pages.

I am prone to all-consuming art projects that take years to complete. My family likes to say that I'm never happy unless I'm doing something until my fingers fall off. This hasn't actually happened yet but when I was tying thousands of knots in string I did get some nasty blisters.

At the moment, I'm obsessed with large textile sculptures, handmade artists' books, art journalling and a series of tiny artworks on business cards called The Happenstance Project. Instagram is the best place to get up to date information on what I'm making.

Unfortunately I have MECFS, which has seriously impacted both my life and my art career. I'm also currently recovering from cancer and the resulting chemo and radiotherapy. Thankfully the cancer has been cured (fingers crossed that it stays gone!) but as you can see from my CV below, it resulted in a lot less exhibiting over the last five years.

Due to my health, I'm mostly housebound, however, I still make art every single day.



Kirsty Hall: CV



First Class BA Hons in Sculpture, University of Gloucestershire, 1999 - 2002

Solo Shows

365 Jars, Various locations + The Internet

Pin Ritual, Prick Your Finger, London

The Diary Project, The Internet

Broken Threads,, HERE Gallery, Bristol

Selected Group Exhibitions and Performances

Repair, The Open Dresser Gallery, Kent

Big Small Summer Open, Small House Gallery, London

Totterdown Arts Trail Retrospective, Bristol

Hebden Bridge Open Studios, Hebden Bridge


Shoddy, Live Art Bistro, Leeds

Haberdashery, Hebden Bridge.

Disruptive Stillness, Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan

52, Room 212, Bristol

Front Room Arts Trail, Bristol

Threads of Meaning, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk

Penitent Glass, Performance Evening, Tortworth

Temporary, March Town Hall, March, Cambridgeshire

24 Frames a Second, HERE Gallery, Bristol

Round The Houses, Clifton Art Trail, Bristol

Knit One, Build One, HERE Gallery, Bristol

Perpendicular, St Nicholas Church, Gloucester

Out of the Blue, HERE Gallery, Bristol

Blue Sky Thinking, Stroud Valleys Artspace, Stroud

Food, Glorious Food, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe

Cubicle Performance Evening, Cube, Bristol

Diving Deep, Greenbelt Festival, Cheltenham

Chapter and Verse, All Saints Church, Cheltenham

Speaking Volumes, Stroud House Gallery, Stroud

Greenbelt Art Prize, Greenbelt Festival, Cheltenham

Test Tube, Stroud Valley Artspace, Stroud

Degree Show, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham

Revelation, FCH Chapel, Cheltenham


Curating Experience

Sadly I am no longer able to curate due to my health, but when I could, this is what I did...

Curator: Haberdashery in the shop windows of Hebden Bridge.

Co-curator: Ghosts of Borley - HERE Gallery, Bristol

Curator: Twisted: Knitting on the Edge - HERE Gallery, Bristol

Co-curator: Mulling Over The Difference Of The Other - HERE Gallery, Bristol

Curator: Broken Threads - HERE Gallery, Bristol

Curator: Knit One, Build One - HERE Gallery, Bristol

Co-curator: Out of the Blue - HERE Gallery, Bristol

Co-curator: Blue Sky Thinking - SVA, Stroud

Curator: Diving Deep - Greenbelt Festival, Cheltenham

Initiator and co-organiser: The Numinous Impulse
A one day conference exploring the links between art and spirituality held at the University of Gloucestershire

Head Curator: Chapter and Verse exhibition, All Saints Church, Cheltenham

Curator: Greenbelt Art Prize, Greenbelt Festival, Cheltenham


Professional Groups

Member of Bristol Creatives, 2009 - 2011
Member of Textile Forum South West, 2009 - 2011
Member of Spike Island Associates, 2007 - 2011
Member of the HERE gallery committee, 2004 - 2007
Founder and chair of Ilka, a Gloucestershire based artists' group, June 2002 - Dec 2005