Elements: earth, air, fire, water

Ten artists from each of three countries, the United States of America, Australia, and the United Kingdom, are exhibiting small format hand-woven tapestries in this international touring exhibition. The artists were selected by a coordinator in each country to demonstrate a range of experiences and approaches in a small format with maximum dimensions, of 10 inches x 10 inches. The exhibition aims to inspire and educate the onlooker in relation to the variety of approaches to both woven tapestry and the theme. This online exhibition showcases a group of selected artists. For more information about the exhibition, read the essay Elements

Essayist Biography

Valerie Kirk studied at Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland. In 1979 she became a weaver at the Victorian Tapestry Workshop, in Australia. She then worked in all states of Australia before moving to Canberra in 1991 to be the Head of Textiles and Senior Lecturer at the Australian National University, School of Art. As an artist, writer, teacher, and public figure she has made a significant contribution. While actively maintaining her practice as an artist, Valerie’s remarkable capacity for achievement has seen her inspire and lead community tapestry projects, research Australian Indigenous textiles, direct significant projects, guest lecture on international textile tours and create major works.