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Bow Skills Peer Crit, with FESPA Textile Ambassador Debbie McKeegan

Thursday, September 17, 2020
Opening Hours: 
Bow Arts Trust, 183 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ

Join us to present your art work, hear feedback from peers and join the conversation with special guest award-winning British textile designer and FESPA Textile Ambassador Debbie McKeegan. In this session the guest creative will start by sharing their personal and professional practice, before facilitating a conversation around each presenting artists’ work.

Debbie McKeegan is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary creative and renowned digital print pioneer, with over 25 years’ experience within the Textile manufacturing industry. Debbie is the CEO of TexIntel, a British digital textile printing company, and has a unique insight that combines creativity with a deep knowledge of traditional manufacturing process and the essential application of disruptive digital technologies.

Evening Features

  • The evening will provide 5 slots to present and 5 slots to join the conversation
  • The guest artist's introduction to their artistic and professional practice
  • Each of the 5 presenting artists have 20 minutes to present and discuss work
  • The evening ends with drinks and opportunity to chat

During the evening you can

  • Hear from an established artist and curator
  • Hear from peers
  • Present your work (up to 5 artists)
  • Join the conversation
  • Meet other artists with similar concerns

Bow Arts seeks to support creative professionals at all stages of their careers. In 2015 Bow Arts launched Bow Skills in response to an artist survey which showed over 90% of practicing artists find it useful to receive further support outside formal education. Bow Skills is a dynamic and relevant programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) which is informed by an artist steering group and open to all creative practitioners across London. The programme of talks, panel discussions, new skills labs and peer crits is open to all, with concession rates available to Bow Arts artists and students.

Book tickets HERE

Tickets £10/7 for presenters and £3/2 for attendees (concession rate applies to students and Bow Arts artists)

About Debbie McKeegan

As a multi-disciplinary creative and renowned digital print pioneer, Debbie McKeegan holds over 25 years’ experience within the Textile manufacturing industry. An award winning Textile designer, and lifetime manufacturer of printed products for Fashion and Interiors, she has a unique insight that combines creativity with a deep knowledge of traditional manufacturing process and the essential application of disruptive digital technologies. Her family have been printing since 1968.

McKeegan has been winning Awards for over fifteen years, her first award given by the BIDA (British Interior Design Association) back in 2003, for a ground-breaking collection of Digital Furnishing Fabrics, created under license with the Andy Warhol Foundation, based in New York. In 2015 she was a Finalist in the Digital Entrepreneur Awards | Best Small Business category, and in 2018 she won a Silver FESPA Award for Roll to Roll Textiles, with the "Royal Floral" Fabric collection, a specialised collection of Fire Resistant fabrics for Contract Interiors.

Debbie McKeegan is the CEO of TexIntel. TexIntel are focused on Digital Textile Printing, Print Production and the supporting Software and Automation technologies and Consumables, Textiles and Machinery for the Fashion marketplace, Decorative Interiors, including Home Furnishings, for both Residential and Contract Industries. Their breadth of production experience encompasses both analogue and digital technologies across all print processes, be that Analogue or Digital, using Dye Sublimation, Reactive, Pigment, Solvent or Latex print process.


Access Information

Nunnery Bow Arts Courtyard has step-free access throughout from street level, including to the accessible toilet, and is service animal friendly. This venue does not have a hearing loop system.

Accessible parking is not available on-site but blue badge parking can be found 500m away on Fairfield Road.

If you have any questions regarding accessibility at this venue or event, would like to make us aware of any access requirements that you have in advance of visiting, or would like this information in an alternate format including Easy Read, please email or call 020 8980 7774 (Ext. 3)

Travel Information

Address:Bow Arts Trust, 183 Bow Road, London, E3 2SJ
Nearest station(s): Bow Road (District and Hammersmith and City lines) is a 6-minute walk away, and Bow Church (DLR) is a 3-minute walk away.
Bus:205, 25, 425, A8, D8, 108, 276, 488 and 8 all service the surrounding area.
Bike: Bicycle parking is located at Bow Church Station. The NEAREST Santander Cycles docking station is at Bow Church Station.

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