embroidery art, sequins, waste plastic, textile art, stitching

Cheryl Hutchens is a textile artist and needle worker based in Adelaide, South Australia, and working from Switchboard Studios, Norwood.

Her work uses stitching and embroidery to examine biology and human experience, delving into the disconnection between the body as described by science and the lived experience of the body. She looks to science for answers about the nature of life, but finds more questions. Rooted in scientific Naturalism and entwined in the theory of embodied cognition, her work grows out of practical experiments with human anatomy. Exploring incomprehensible anatomical concepts via the tactile and repetitious making processes associated with textiles.


The bewilderingly complex and fragile human body considered in cloth and stitch.