Bronwen Jones is an artist and textile repairer.
She is from London, UK and currently based in Amsterdam, NL.

In her practice she is interested in the relationship between bodies and textiles — the stories they contain and the traces they leave in one another, and in the transmission of textile craft knowledge over time. Over the last years her main focus has been mending clothing for/with the public as a community-based practice which initiates the sharing of stories and conversations on care, intimacy, value, and ownership. Her work materialises in these interactions, as well as in the resulting textile pieces, publications, and workshops.

She is currently co-organising Textile Initiative, together with Dasha Golova, an initiative that aims to build a network of textile-related practices and welcomes the public to experiment and engage with textile crafts. She sees this project as a continuation of her repair practice, further focusing on repairing social structures by connecting different artists and the public through ideas relating to textile material and craft practices.

Bronwen’s practice is kindly supported by the Mondriaan Fund, NL.

2016-2020 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, BA in Art and Design, Amsterdam, NL

Selected Exhibitions:
2024 Prospects organised by the Mondriaan Fund, Art Rotterdam, NL
2023-24 Vindingrijk vermogen: vervangen of repareren? CODA Experience Lab, Apeldoorn, NL
2023 Still within reach, fanfare, Amsterdam, NL
2023 Alarm, Duo exhibition and performance, Atelier of Severine Amsing, Amsterdam, NL
2022 The Needle Repairs the Damage, W139 Hosts..., W139, Amsterdam, NL
2021-22 Redefine Luxury, Group exhibition, D’O Studio Gallery, Cadier en Keer, NL
2021 Clothing Correspondence, Finissage of solo residency, PrintRoom, Rotterdam, NL
2020 Palpable Surfaces, group exhibition, Trixie (organised by Tilde), Den Haag, NL
2020 Gerrit Rietveld Academie Graduation show, Amsterdam, NL

2024 AFK Project fund and Stichting Stokroos for Textile Initiative 2024 programme (with Dasha Golova)
2024 Mondriaan Fund – Second Artist Start
2023 AFK Project fund for exhibition Still within reach
2022-23 Mondriaan Fund – Artist Start
2021 Mondriaan Fund – Corona Bridging Grant

2023 Repair Commission Pop Up (Monthly), Atelier Hop, Amsterdam, NL
2022 Laverie Sentimentale (invited by Anna Piroska Tóth), International Fashion Conference ‘Ways of Caring – Practicing Solidarity’, Arnhem, NL
2022 Riso, Miso & Repair, Launch of Clothing Correspondence Publication, PrintRoom (as part of Rotterdam Museumnacht010), Rotterdam, NL
2022 Conversation with Kim Lang about repair practices, Radio Robida, IT
2022 Darning Commission Weekend with display of repaired garments, Komok, Amsterdam, NL
2021 In terms of sound we scape, Contribution of 'Conversing bodies' to a sound-piece (project initiated by Yara Said), Broadcast on radio stations in Amsterdam, NL
2020 Woven Slow at Kikubari, Den Haag, NL
2019 Textile Initiative: Talk to me I will repair your clothes (invited by Darsha Golova), Da Kostacade, Amsterdam, NL

Teaching / Workshops:
2021- (Continuous) Teaching clothes repair workshops at De Steek, Komok, The Collection One, Atelier Hop, Helly, PrintRoom, De Afstap
2023 Imagine5 x Fixing Fashion Workshop, Amsterdam, NL
2023 Knitwear repair, Online darning workshop, TOAST, UK
2023 Presentation of art practice and repair workshop for Basic Year students, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL
2022 Presentation of work and darning workshop for TXT students, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL
2021 Repair Cafe at ‘Take Back the Economy’ workshop week — Presentation of work and teaching repair techniques, Practice Held in Common, ArtEZ Arnhem, NL