Textile Curator | Textile / Fibre art contemporary exhibition, Sarah Perret, Alicia Scardetta, Penny Mateer, Rijswijk Textile Biennial 2017
Exclusive interviews and textile art from French textile artist Sarah Perret, American tapestry weaver Alicia Scardetta and quilter and embroider Penny Mateer. Details of Rijswijk Textile Biennial 2017 including work by Jenni Dutton.
Images and interviews featuring quilting, and tapestry weaving from contemporary international artists
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Sarah Perret, tapestry A JUMP AVOID
Sarah Perret

Sarah Perret is a tapestry weaver living in France. Her elaborate tapestries are ‘trying to find some comfort in the flow of time,’ and each one can take up to three years from finding the inspiration to weaving the last strand of wool. 

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Alicia Scardetta, textiles, Friends Forever-2015-50x16inches-cotton wool metallic threads copy
Alicia Scardetta

Brooklyn based Alicia Scardetta brings a fresh approach to tapestry weaving with her pared back approach that highlights the warp rather than hiding it. This technique and the ensuing texture in colours that pop, brings a contemporary edge to her desirable work.

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Penny Mater This Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Penny Mateer

Penny Mateer quilts and embroiders from her studio in Pittsburgh. Her background as a social worker helped to shape her “artistic voice which centres on protest art and commentry.”

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05 Jenni Dutton

Inspirational Monday, 22nd May, 2017




Happy Inspirational Monday. There has been and no doubt always will be a conversation around whether textile art is the same high standard as fine art. For anyone in doubt about this I’d suggest a visit to the Rijswijk Textile Biennial 2017, where 24 international artists are exhibiting their outstanding work. This should leave you with no doubt that textile art is very much fine art. Visit our blog for details and to see other amazing work in the exhibition.



Image left: Jenni Dutton, Dementia Darning: Mum rubbing her hands, 2012, wool threads, fine netting, canvas, 130 x 90 cm. Photo: Rupert Mardon




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Sarah Peret, Tapestry, LE COLOSSE TRANSI
Alicia Scardetta, textiles, Forever-2015-20x18inch-Cotton yarn and rope and Metallic Thread
Mateer Mighty Grip detail

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