Toni Buckby is an artist working with textiles and interactive media, focusing on the intersection between traditional craft techniques, heritage and digital technologies.
Her work explores the process of making, the mathematics of pattern and the creation of complex structures through simple components.
She specialises in the hand embroidery technique of Blackwork, runs workshops on digital fabrication and spends most of her time attempting to get impractical ideas to function.
Since completing my MA in 2014 I have been working on long term projects, research and collaborations. Details of my current work can been seen on my Studio Blog page.
Selected Exhibitions and Performances
2016: Crafting Sound (I), AlgoMech – Festival of Algorithmic and Mechanical Movement, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield
2014: MA Show 2014, Hallam University, Sheffield
2014: Process, Cuploa Contempoary Art, Sheffield
2013: Wirksworth Festival, Wirksworth, Derbyshire
2013: Fear of Fa!ling @ Creative Sparks 2013, Hallam University, Sheffield
2013: You Are Here: A Sheffield Exhibition, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield
2012: Never Mind the Bollocks: Here’s the Art Wankers , Creative Arts Development Space, Sheffield
2011: Occupation: Armed with Needles, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield
Residencies and Projects
2017: sampler/sampler – A collaborative project exploring commonality between sampling practices in digital music and blackwork embroidery – supported by a Professional Development Bursary from a-n The Artist Information Company (https://www.a-n.co.uk/blogs/samplersampler)
2016: AlgoMech: Festival of Algorithmic and Mechanical Movement Residency, Access Space, Sheffield (http://algomech.com/2016/)
2015: Sonic Pattern Group Residency, Access Space, Sheffield (https://inhabitingthehack.github.io/2015/11/18/sonic-pattern-residency/)
2015: Digital Media Labs Residency, Barrow-in-Furness (http://www.digitalmedialabs.org/)
Why you so cold? – Music Video of the Year 2012, ArtRocker Magazine