PERRY, Alexandra Jane

1970 - ?

Alex Perry was born in Colchester, Essex in 1970, daughter of Stanley G. Perry and his wife Valerie B. née Turner, who married at Halstead, Essex in 1969. Alex had an educational background in costume, fashion and textiles gaining a BTEC from the University Campus Suffolk, Ipswich 1996-1998 and a BA (Hons) degree in Textiles from Norfolk School of Art and Design, Norwich 1998-2001 in which year she won the New Designers, Future of Design Award for Machine Embroidery. In 2002 she was awarded the Embroiderers Guild Bursary Scholarship and the Charles Henry Foyle Award for Stitched Textiles. She has an extensive range of professional experience in organising art workshops and curating textiles and in 2002 ran Summer Workshops in the Manor House Museum at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk and worked at the Wolsey Art Gallery in Ipswich. During 2003-2006 she worked as the Keeper of Costume in the Manor House Museum and coordinated the costume and textile workshop for the Last Dance Project, a community arts programme funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Alex was appointed as Curator of Textiles for St Edmundsbury Borough Council Heritage Services in Suffolk also doing voluntary work at the Manor House Museum during 2002-2003 and has taken part in numerous individual and collective exhibitions, including the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol; The Hub, Sleaford; Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, Birkenhead; North House Gallery, Manningtree and Wolsey Art Gallery, Ipswich and previous shows include Victoria & Albert Museum, London 2003, Alexandra Palace, London 2002, Mall Galleries, London 2001 and Red Dot Gallery, Ipswich in 2000. She lived at High Street, Manningree in Essex.

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