Treeney Harkin is a female-focused designer from the Isle of Man, designing for wellbeing and female power. Her practice explores matrilineal histories, ancient mythologies and healing rituals. With a soft focus on female health, she aims to reconnect us to the earth, utilising the power of holistic remedies and natural processes. Through the illustration of feminist theory, she explores the dark history of our misogynistic culture that, through religious and state control, led to the classification of women as second-class citizens.
Treeney was awarded the Burberry Design Scholarship to attend the Royal College of Art. Prior to this she gained a First Class honours degree in Textiles and Surface Design before going on to work within the highly dynamic London fashion industry with brands at the forefront of the creative scene such as MARIEYAT, Marques’ Almeida and Burberry. She is currently the Deputy Editor of Anyone Girl Journal and a member of Artemisia, an artists' collective whose practices intersect healing, ritual and embodied feminine knowledge. She previously ran her own female-led exhibition, ‘His Gaze Owns Her’, to support other female artists.
MA Jewellery and Metal, Royal College of Art
First Class Honours Textiles and Surface Design, BNU University
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Leeds College of Art
‘Printed Matter’, Bookartbookshop, London
JAM FACTORY WIP Show, Royal College of Art, London
‘His Gaze Owns Her’, The Taproom, London
Royal College of Art Burberry Design Scholarship
Fashion Crossover London Graduate Talent Programme