Gaenor Deacon

I am an artist who uses domestic craft, particularly knitting to engage with issues, current and historical, that impact on women and their lives. Currently I am recording the Pussy Hat Project and its connection to with the Women’s March of January 21st 2017 in USA
My work often can relate to the life of specific women. ‘Knitted Straitjacket’ is dedicated to Kaitlin Thomas, wife of Dylan Thomas. Pussy Riot Head was made to support the campaign in 2013 for the release of the Punk group Pussy Riot from prison in Russia.
I have a particular interest in the life and work of the Welsh painter, Gwen John.
Originally from Wales I live in West Lancashire and I am a member of Cross Street Arts based in Standish, Wigan.


Open Studios, Cross Street Arts & Gallery, Standish 2016

Museums at Night, Museum of Wigan Life 2016

Protest Oxheys Studios, Preston 2013

PAD Gallery, Preston 2010

Knitted Timeline, 2006