Katharine Swailes, studied at the Carlisle College of Art (1980-82) andWest Dean College (1998-2000) she is a selected maker withContemporary Applied Arts in London.Swailes has recently exhibited at The New Art Centre (2020), in theexhibition Common Thread, and at the London Art Fair (2020). In 2019she was a selected maker for Collect Open at the Saatchi Gallery, andhas been shortlisted in 2016 and 2019 for The Cordis Prize.Swailes has work in National and private collections, including Guysand St Thomas's and the Shipley Gallery.Swailes creates handwoven tapestries, these wall based artworks usetraditional techniques in tapestry weaving. Swailes meditativeapproach to weaving and the materials inform the shape and scale ofthe work. The natural materials of linen are investigated resulting inan intimate response to the material altogether creating a subtleshifting, strongly abstract, minimal immersive relief works.
Venue: The Mill Studio, Newhouse Farm Barns, Ford Lane, Ford, Arundel. BN18 0EF