Imogen Bright Moon (b.1983) is a British Romani artist, creating contemporary works through her studio/site-based material practice, culminating in the exploration of large textile-based installations, using tapestry weaving and cloth weaving techniques, featuring painterly hand-blended-and-spun yarns. Imogen’s practice has an intersectional focus on areas of artistic visibility/invisibility, including hidden ethnicity (GRT), neurodiversity (HFA), motherhood and maternal mental health, and object-centred narratives. All these areas impact and inform her artwork, whilst her practice is equally founded in material processes, material ethics and heritage craft processes; being textile works and constructions, Imogen’s works also have the socio-economic-political implications of domesticity, ‘women’s work’ and impermanence, a space she calls The Mythic Domestic. In tandem with her studio practice, Imogen is also a researcher, writer and textile-crafts historian, with particular emphasis on cultural languages implicit in making methodologies and crafted objects. Imogen offers Craft Rehab mentorship sessions to artists and makers in the spirit of Jungian therapeutic journeying.
Imogen is a 2022 recipient of Gypsy Maker 5 (Romani Cultural & Arts Company / Arts Council Wales).
The Selkie : Weaving & The Wild Feminine, Magpie Press, 2018
Woven & Worn, Canopy Press, 2019
Wagtail; The Roma Women’s Poetry Anthology, Butchers Dog Press 2021
Black Tent / Black Sarah, forthcoming Autumn 2022
Gypsy Maker 5; http://www.blacktentblacksarah.com
All works and books available to purchase can be found in the Bright Moon Weaving online shop
Imogen is a member of Heritage Crafts, details at HCA Makers Directory
Crafts Council Makers Directory profile can be viewed here; Crafts Council Directory
Imogen also works with The Romani Cultural & Arts Company
and is an associate member of ERIAC; European Roma Institute for Arts & Culture
Black Tent / Black Sarah photographed by Alun Callendar 2022
Portrait by Michaela Meadow (with Lisa Jahovic) 2017