South African/Australian artist Shilo Engelbrecht attended the Queensland University of Technology where she focussed on textile design, graduating in 2006. After winning the Mercedes Benz Start Up prize for her graduate collection she sold her first women's wear collection exclusively through Blonde Venus in Australia.
Shilo relocated to Glasgow in 2010 to work with a specialist digital printing studio and educated herself in digital printing technology. In 2012 whilst living in Cambridge, Shilo launched her first collection of paintings printed onto textiles for the home. The bold fresh palette was excitedly received by interior designers, decorators and the press in London and as a result; Kit Kemp invited Shilo into London for her first textile commission and work in the Hamyard Hotel in London.
In 2014 Shilo moved to Stockholm to establish her painting studio in Södermalm. It was here that she developed the collection for her first U.K exhibition hosted by Anthropologie U.K in Kensington. Shilo has now returned to Australia where she works on private and commercial commissions, paintings and textile ranges.
Shilo Engelbrecht's work is characterized by a strong use of colour, lyrical brush strokes and free elements which are recognisably by her hand. Her travels are dedicated to learning more about linen history, production and potential possibilities for collaborations. Her private showings are hosted around the world and our studio prides itself on small runs of the highest quality possible.
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