Barbara Touati-Evans is interested in exploring connections and disconnections in human relationships through wool installations and sculptures.

She is developing a visual and textural language that explores the rich metaphorical associations of thread and yarn in human emotions, imagination and language.

Using the traditional craft of crochet and wool thread; she engages and collides diverse disciplines such as mathematics, meditation, feminism and neuroscience.

Born in 1971 in Nogent sur Marne France, she is based in Hampshire UK.


1998-1997, University of Warwick, MA European Cultural Policy and Administration

1994-1997, University of Ulster, BSc Communication Studies

1989-1993, Université de La Sorbonne Nouvelle, Licence Lettres et Civilisation Étrangères d'Anglais

Exhibitions and projects


The Bra Project, West End Centre Aldershot, In collaboration with Ginny Farquhart and Sarah Waters


Open Studios, Karuna Coffee Shop, Aldershot

Make A Mandala, Aldershot, Hampshire Cultural Trust, with Gemma MacLennan– A collaborative project with the whole community of Rushmoor and a large scale public installation at the Bandstand.

Detangling The Knots, Southampton Science Festival (SOTSEF), A Sound and Visual Performance with Susan Merrick and Akira Sileas


Detangling The Knots, Red House Museum Christchurch, with Susan Merrick and Melanie Ray - An exhibition exploring dementia in collaboration with neuroscientists from the University of Southampton

Touch Cells, Remember Forget, Digital performance developped and filmed over Zoom during COVID lockdown, with Susan Merrick

Colourburst, Aldershot and Farnborough Town Centres, In Collaboration with Gemma MacLennan

Red Line, Aldershot Military Museum, in collaboration with Imagination Museum for their project Mayflower400


Touch Cells, John Hansard Gallery Southampton, In collaboration with Susan Merrick

Women In Academia, John Hansard Gallery Southampton

Growths, University of Southampton, Engineering Department

Hooked World, National Needleworks Archives Newbury

Stitches In Time, Farnborough Town Centre


Mindshapes, West End Centre Aldershot - A project exploring neuroplasticity

Yarning the Land, White Horse Gallery Marlborough

BrainWomb, All In The Mind Festival, Eastrop Park, Basingstoke

Two Women, One Seated, One Standing, Leyden Gallery London, Desperate Artwives InsideOut, With Susan Merrick

Statements In Semaphore, Princes Hall Aldershot, supporting Susan Merrrick with her project


BodySpace, FILIA Conference London- Interactive performance with meditation and body awareness

Webwomb, Leyden Gallery London


Bristish Art Show 8, Southampton City Art Gallery

Under The Same Blanket, West End Centre Aldershot

How Do Reindeer Fly?, Proteus Creation Station, soft scultures for stage set


Unravel Wool festival, Farnham Maltings


Art In Mind, Lightbox Art Gallery, Woking

Awards and grants


Award for Creative Activity, Touch Cells / Detangling The Knots, Human Worlds Festival

Arts Council England, Project Grant

University of Southampton

Hampshire Cultural Trust


Rushmoor Borough Council Community Grant


Rushmoor Borough Council Community Grant