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JOHN HOPPER: writer-artist, publisher-promoter
I am an artist and writer in my own right, as well as being a tireless publisher and promoter of challenging contemporary art and artists.

I produce a range of books, write regularly for international art magazines, am a juror for international art exhibitions, an art book reviewer, and producer of a regular contemporary arts magazine. I am also consultant for Balaclava.Q - the international queer art platform, and co-director of Balaclava.Q’s ‘HIVideo’, an international art film event held across four continents on December 1.

I have always been happy working internationally from an online stance. Based in the UK it has never been a problem. Small and large projects are my speciality, whether it be writing an artist statement, jurying an art exhibition, or organising an international art event.

EDUCATION
1994-1997     BDES (Hons) Constructed Textiles: Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art
                     & Design, Dundee, UK

WRITING
Online
2016-          John Hopper Promoter (http://djohnhopper.blogspot.co.uk/): a weekly
                   written feature promoting emerging and established artists
2008-          The Textile Blog (http://thetextileblog.blogspot.co.uk/): weekly written
                   feature promoting contemporary textile art
Magazines
2014-           Inspirational: international contemporary art publication, regularly
                    published, distribution world-wide            
                    (http://djohnhopper.blogspot.co.uk/p/inspirational_29.html)
2014-           Regular artist feature articles for US-based Fiber Art Now magazine,
                    distribution world-wide
2017             Introduction to Manolo Magazine, first edition, distributed world-wide
2015-2016    20 articles for Netherlands-based magazine HZG (Handwerken Zonder
                     Grenzen), distribution throughout Europe.
Books
2016             Introductions to 6 titles: William Morris, Bauhaus Style, Belle Epoque,
                    French Style Pattern, Vienna 1900, Natural History (Pepin Press)
2014             Art Nouveau and Nature (John Hopper Publishing)
2013             Medieval Decoration and Ornament (John Hopper Publishing)
2013            The Embroidery of Margarete von Brauchitsch (John Hopper 
                    Publishing)
2013            The Pattern Work of A W N Pugin (John Hopper Publishing)
2013            The Pattern Work of William Morris (John Hopper Publishing)
2013            The Textile Blog Reference Guide to Lace (John Hopper Publishing)
2012            The Textile Blog Reference Guide to William Morris (John Hopper
                    Publishing)
2012            The Victorian World and the Medieval (John Hopper Publishing)
2012            William Morris and the Pattern of Nature (John Hopper Publishing)
2012            The Embroidery of Ann Macbeth (John Hopper Publishing)
2011            Pugin the Pattern Designer (John Hopper Publishing)
2011            Nature and Surface Pattern (John Hopper Publishing)
2011            Islamic Decoration and Ornament (John Hopper Publishing)
Book Reviews
2016            Janis Jefferies, Diana Wood Conroy, Hazel Clark (editors): The Handbook
                   of Textile Culture (Bloomsbury, 2016)
2016            Various authors: What if Textiles: The Art of Gerhard Knodel (Schiffer
                    Publishing, 2015)
2015            Cas Holmes: Personal Places, Spaces and Traces in Textile Art
                   (Batsford, 2015)
2015            Alice Fox: Natural Processes in Textile Art (Batsford, 2015)
2015            Claire Wellesley-Smith: Slow Stitch, Mindful and Contemplative
                    Textile Art (Batsford, 2015)
2015            Pattie Graver: Next Steps in Weaving (Interweave, 2015)

JURYING
2017            Fantastic Fibers: Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY, USA
2015            Excellence in Fibers: Fiber Art Now magazines first International fiber
                   exhibition
2015           Innovations in Fiberarts VII: Sebastopol Center for the Arts,
                   Sebastopol, CA, USA

PROMOTION
Online
Balaclava.Q: International Queer Art Project/Collective
2016-            Consultant
2016             Coordinator for HIVideo event for World AIDS Day: LGBT Foundation,
                    Manchester, UK
Social Media Platform
Daily updates and promotion of contemporary art and artists
2009-            Facebook (18000+); Twitter (4900+); Tumblr (4200+); Pinterest (3700+); Google+ (1600+); Instagram (700+); Ello (300+); YouTube (100+)

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