prism

textile inspired art

prism

textile inspired art

Jane Walkley

Jane Walkley is a UK based Contemporary Tapestry Weaver working with jesmonite and paper. The materials Jane uses drive and inform the process whilst allowing her to develop her practice beyond the traditional woven rectangle so that the work takes on a sculptural quality. The question central to her work is how materiality can capture memory, linking attachment to place.

As well as being a member of PRISM Jane is an active British Tapestry Group committee member who is passionate about promoting tapestry as a contemporary art form.  Jane regularly exhibits both on a local and national level and is currently studying for a Masters in Creative Practice at Leeds Arts University.


TEXTILE PRACTICE

Casting with jesmonite takes place in Jane’s studio at Sunny Bank Mills in Farsley, West Yorkshire. Jane takes site specific objects and casts traces of these into jesmonite. Residue from the site is often incorporated into the jesmonite to produce units that capture a physical memory of the place and people she is documenting. These units are then transported to her home studio in Leeds where they are woven into the vertical warp on an upright loom.



Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK

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