Roanna Wells Roanna Wells


b. 1987 in Sheffield, UK. Lives and works in Sheffield, UK.

Ba (Hons) Embroidery, Manchester School of Art, MMU - 2009


Tracing Process, Yorkshire Artspace, Sheffield


Continuing selection of work at Kiosk Project Space, 41 Fossgate York.

Made to Measure, contemporary responses to the art of tailoring. Lotte Inch gallery, York. 20th Jan - 9th March


Collaboration with TOAST, installation and talk in the Oxford store. Artist interview on

Art in Action, Oxford - 16th-19th July

Craft. Counterpoints in Contemporary Making. O3 Gallery, Oxford - 2nd-31st May

Collaboration project with Harper + Carr - Clothing, 41 Fossgate, York

The Harley Open Exhibition, The Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Worksop. 14th Feb - 12th April

Took part in #makeathingaday - an Instagram based giveaway / public sharing project -


Recording Britain Now, The Electrician's Shop Gallery, Trinity Buoy Wharf, London 12-30th November

S1 Studio artists members show 2014 - S1 Artspace, Sheffield 12th July - Sept

PRISM 16, Millenium Gallery, Sheffield 25th - 27th July

Art in Action, Oxford - 17th - 20th July

Recording Britain Now - John Ruskin Prize for Drawing. Millennium Gallery, Sheffield 28th June - 12th October.

Above : Within, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield 31st May - 1st June. Solo exhibition as part of the Drawing the Summer event by Museums Sheffield.

Jerwood Makers Open, Ruthin Craft Centre.


Contemporary Art Society North, PS Mirabel, Manchester

Jerwood Makers Open 2013, Jerwood Space London; Pier Arts Centre, Orkney


Art in Action, Oxford

Embroidered Narratives, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield

As I was passing your window…, Hagglers Corner, Sheffield

Jerwood Drawing Prize, Burton Art Gallery, Devon; Lanchester Gallery, Coventry; Bay Art Gallery, Cardiff


Members Show, S1 Artspace, Sheffield

Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London

Change, Mandeville Exhibition Space, London

Collective Consciousness, Artspace Galway, Ireland

Art in Action, Oxford

Dialogue, Electric Works, Sheffield


Art in Action, Oxford

South Yorkshire Open Art, Barnsley


Knitting and Stitching Show Graduate Showcase, Harrogate and London


Jerwood Makers Open 2013 commission

Emerging Artist, South Yorkshire Open Art 2010

Best of the Best, Art in Action 2009


Slow Stitch : Mindful and contemplative textile art by Claire Wellesley-Smith, Batsford Press 2015

Crafts Magazine, July/August 2013

Hand Stitch Perspectives by Alice Kettle & Jane McKeating, Bloomsbury Press 2012

Drawing Paper 3 2011

Drawn to Stitch by Gwen Hedley, Batsford Press 2010

Embroidery Magazine Nov/Dec 2009