Katharine Swailes: Selected Maker Collect Open 2019
Katharine Swailes is delighted to be selected for Collect Open 2019 at the Saatchi Gallery. She will be presenting intricate tapestries inspired by the solar system. Collect is an International Art Fair for Craft and Design. Opening on the 28.2. - 3.3.2019.
TOAST: Martin Creed
Hauser & Wirth: London
Hauser & Wirth London are currently presenting an exhibition by Martin Creed entitled ‘Toast’ which includes new sculpture, painting, drawing, tapestry, video, live action and music. Creed has become known for hugely varied work which is by turns uncompromising, entertaining, shocking and beautiful. (from Hauser & Wirth website).
Weaving New Worlds
William Morris Gallery
In this exhibition 15 women artists from the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Japan weave the stories of our time: the possibilities, the hopes and lost chances. Using the traditional hand woven tapestry techniques that connect us to the past, they have taken contemporary images and events, personal dreams and feelings. Artist Caron Penney from Atelier Weftfaced will be joining the fifteen weavers in June 2018. Online Catalogue.
Atelier Weftfaced at the Royal Society for Sculptors: Weaving the Martin Creed Commission
London Craft Week
London Craft Week 2018 will take place between 9 - 13 May. This annual event showcases the very best international and British creativity and craftsmanship through a ‘beyond luxury’ journey-of-discovery. Weavers Katharine Swailes and Caron Penney of Ateliers Weftfaced will discuss the process of creating hand woven tapestries for the artist and musician Martin Creed. The audience will be invited to ask questions and discuss the process of commissioning a tapestry.
Gillian Ayres Tapestry
Matt Bourne chooses Gillian Ayres Tapestry Tirra Lirra as his favourite textile in 50 issues of Cover magazine. The Gillian Ayres Tapestry was made with support from the Alan Cristea Gallery and the Campaign for Wool. Read more.