Artists Statement

Janet Clark  -  Tapestry Weaver

Artist Statement

Tapestry Weaving is a rich and vibrant medium open to a great deal of interpretation of a subject.  It is Slow Art, contemplative, soothing and very expressive.

I am slowly coming to the end of the need to weave the Sea and Sand, wanting to move on and create new images with new motivations. I am still influenced by my visits to Orkney - the mainland and Islands, which is a beautiful place with lots of weather and Archaelogical sites.  My recent weavings have echoed my feelings about my visits to Westray, Orkney Mainland and a wonderful and unexpected holiday to Barbados..


Exhibitions to date - to be updated!

The Island, Five Artists Exhibition,  The Manse, Westray, Orkney, March 2014Entangled, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield March 2014

Entangled/Lateral, Creative Arts Hub, Mirfield.  7 May to 7 June 2014

Holmfirth Art Week - 4 July to 13 July 2013

Northlights Gallery, Stromness, 29 August to 13 September 2013 - During the Science Festival

'Sea Journeys' at Square Chapel, Halifax - 1 September to 20 September 2013

Sand Journeys, Stromness, Orkney 2012

HOST Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield 2012

Holmfirth Art Week, 2012

HOST, Open Studios, Lawrence Batley Theatre, 2011

Twickenham, Stables Gallery, July-September 2011

Platform Gallery, Clitheroe, March 2011

American Tapestry Alliance, 2010 – touring exhibition

Weaving Within, Stirling Castle, Scotland – The British Tapestry Group, September 2009

Organic House Café, Hebden Bridge, July 2009

Tapestry 08, The British Tapestry Group, at Bankfield Museum, 2008

Farfield Mill Arts and Heritage Centre, Sedburgh, Cumbria, 2007

Tapestry Today, The British Tapestry Group, Hebden Bridge, 2006

Woven Threads, Brighton, Summer 2005

Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, Summer 2005

Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham, 2002

Woven Threads, Brighton, 2000 – 2002

Woven Voices, Hebden Bridge, 1997-2000