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Cyanotype on Fabric & Appliqué Quilts

By Cathy Corbishley

Cathy Corbishley is a retired urological histopathologist from St George's Hospital and Medical School who has been designing and making art textiles since 1994. Her most recent work uses cyanotype photographic printing on fabric ("Blueprinting") and is inspired by historical themes.  

Cathy exhibits nationally and internationally. Her work is held both by private collectors and in permanent collections of museums in the UK and beyond. Click here to visit her website.


Three Ships from Hull 1 - Captain Cook's "Resolution" (2017)
Cyanotype on cotton (44 x 68 inches) ... view full-screen version

... made for an exhibition at the Hull Maritime Museum and subsequently exhibited in the Ferens Art Gallery ..."


 
 


Three Ships from Hull 2 - Exploration and Whaling  (2017)
Cyanotype on cotton (44 x 68 inches) ... view full-screen version

... made for an exhibition at the Hull Maritime Museum and subsequently exhibited in the Ferens Art Gallery ..."


 

 


Blood Film - detail (1999)
Appliqué quilt (20 x 20 inches) ... view full-screen version

... made as a retirement present for a Haematologist and used as a cover image for the BJU International ..."


 

 


Endurance 1 - The Ship and the James Caird (2010)
 Cyanotype on cotton (43 x 64 inches)... view full-screen version

... part of a large series of wallhangings made for exhibitions and museums, and for descendants of Shackleton's Endurance expedition ..."


 

 


Threads of Green - The Green Man (2019)
Cyanotype on green printed fabric (50 x 58 inches) ... view full-screen version

... using original artwork by Zoe Michel, this print was made for an exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum of Farming ..."


 

 


Uncle Bill 2 (2018)
 Cyanotype on Cotton (36 x 54 inches) ... view full-screen version

... this is a wallhanging featuring images of Dr Edward Wilson, a St George's alumnus, who died in Antarctica with Captain Robert Falcon Scott in 1912 - part of a Terra Nova / Captain Scott series ..."


 

 


Remarkable Trees 2 (2006)
 Appliqué quilt (72 inches square) ... view full-screen version

... made to raise money for Prostate UK from an original design by Laura Reinstatler ..."


 

 


Muybridge in Motion (2017)
 Cyanotype on cotton organdie (60 x 86 inches) ... view full-screen version

... made as a commission for the Kingston on Thames Museum, who inherited the photographer Eadweard Muybridge's photographic collection on his death in 1904 ..."


 

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antarctic    applique    blueprint    cyanotype    polar    quilting