9th November 2020
PGCE student, Adam Higton, is a York-based artist and illustrator who is also currently studying a PGCE at York College. Training to become an Art Teacher, Adam is delighted to have an exhibition of textile works, entitled ‘Cosmic Carpets’, in the Gallery at York College.
Adam Higton created the Cosmic Neighbourhood in 2012 as an outlet for his experimental electronic music. Drawings, collages, zines, clothing and prints have documented the daily goings on in this mystical suburb since then. What started initially as an experiment in latch hook rug making has become a series of carpets made using a Danish Danella carpet needle. Each piece is made by hand, the process begins with a drawing which is then made into a collage, the design is drawn onto a stretched canvas in reverse, the wool is punched through using the needle before the carpet is bound together using liquid latex.
Since graduating in 2008 with a degree in Fine Art from The University of the West of England, Adam Higton has exhibited internationally in France, Sweden, Germany, UK, United States and Japan. Illustration clients include The Guardian, Adobe, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Die Zeit, Camden Brewery and Rough Trade. In July 2020, Adam had a cartoon printed every day in the New York Times. In August 2020, Adam Higton and Emma Crockatt started Hedgefolk Records, a not-for-profit record label, releasing a series of 5-inch lathe cut records to raise money for York based charity Accessible Arts and Media.
Cosmic Carpets runs until 3rd December 2020, in the York College Gallery.
Further information about the work of Adam Higton can be found on his Instagram.