Old Mistress

Penny Tristram, Arts Council of Wales

Research, Communications, Events Management, Project Management, Film direction/production

Old Mistress is an Arts Council funded project by artist and embroiderer Penny Tristram, creating a series of embroidered interpretations of classical paintings. Alongside well-known and iconic works, the series shines a light on the works of women artists and black artists working in a classical European style, prior to the mid-20th century. Penny’s process demonstrates how her disability and neurodivergence work in tandem with, and influence, creative output. The project demonstrates the potential of craft practice to support health and wellbeing. 

We helped manage the production of two films created beautifully by Ash at Tiny House Creatives, that aimed to document Penny’s process as she worked through the project. We further coordinated a team of writers, social media experts and creatives to collate and bring the project together as well as managing the overall project budget and writing the evaluation report.