Linda Brothwell is renowned for initiating a repair movement in the arts.  She was shortlisted for Design of the Year in 2009 for her work in Lisbon at Experimenta Biennale titled  ‘Bench Repair Project’ and was awarded the Jerwood Makers Open in 2013 for  ‘Acts of Care: The Sheffield Edition’, the first edition in the Acts of Care series.

She is currently pioneering a new understanding of the significance of British crafts skills and tools illustrating the importance of their value to economic, social and cultural development. This study will inform Linda’s new series of nationwide ‘Acts of Care’ in partnership with museums and galleries UK wide.

Her work is housed in the V&A Museum and the Royal College collection.  She has exhibited her work in the UK and internationally for Palais de Tokyo, British Council, The Design Museum, the Korean National University of Cultural Heritage, The Royal Society for Arts and COLLECT. She lectures and participates in debates at Sheffield Hallam University, COLLECT, Jerwood Space and on behalf of the British Council.

Brothwell has an MA in Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery from the Royal College of Art (2009) and a BA (Hons) in Jewellery and Metalwork at Sheffield Hallam University (2005).


  • 2015 Palais de Tokyo L’Usage des Formes: Acts of Care
  • 2013 Jerwood Makers Open Acts of Care: The Sheffield Edition
  • 2010 Designs of the Year Nominee Bench Repair Project, Lisbon
  •  2005 Sheffield Hallam University BA (Hons) 1st Class Metalwork & Jewellery
  • 2009 Royal College of Art MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery