Jane Walkley is a UK based Contemporary Tapestry Weaver working with jesmonite and paper.
Jane explores place, memory and materiality through her practice. She considers how derelict buildings, specifically those destined for demolition, invoke memory and attachment. She questions whether site-specific interactions can help to bridge the gap between memory and place in the absence of these buildings.
Jane casts jesmonite in her studio in Leeds, creating individual jesmonite units that have a direct connection to the industrial sites that she is researching. Each individual unit is then woven into cloth on a tapestry loom. This process allows Jane to develop her practice beyond the traditional woven rectangle so that the work takes on a sculptural quality.
Jane regularly exhibits on a national level and is a member of the British Tapestry Group and PRISM. Jane is currently studying for a Masters in Creative Practice at Leeds Arts University.