So here I am in Scotland . . .
. . . but recently I was in Ireland where I was honoured to have been invited to open the Interconnections 4 tapestry weaving exhibition of Irish and Scottish tapestry artists.
I was also asked to be the keynote speaker at the Fine Art Weaving/ Fibre Art Symposium held at the the same time.
It was all part of the Roscommon Fibre Art Festival which included another tapestry weaving exhibition by the CTA – Contemporary Tapestry Artists Ireland – at King House in Boyle.
All in all it was a most exciting return to Ireland for me after a number of years and as I was staying in a house with four other tapestry artists, we had an intensely tapestry weekend and it was fantastic.
Huge thanks and congratulations to Frances Crowe https://francescrowe.com/ and Joan Baxter http://joanbaxter.com for organising this event.
The exhibition in Ireland continues until 14th May at Roscommon Arts Centre https://roscommonartscentre.ie/event/interconnections-4/ and it will then be travelling to Weston Park in Shropshire https://www.weston-park.com/events/category/exhibitions/ from June 4th to August 30th so anyone in England and Wales has a good chance of seeing the exhibition and I highly recommend it.
Also during this time (25th June – 20th August) I will have an exhibition of my own work at Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre in Cwmbran where many of the tapestries will be https://llantarnamgrange.com/ interactive with audio being triggered by the actions of the viewer.
So you have two excellent reasons now to visit this part of England and Wales and update yourself on what is happening in the contemporary tapestry weaving world in theUK and Ireland. Don’t miss out.