Jane Walkley is a UK based Contemporary Tapestry Weaver working with jesmonite.

Jane considers how industrial buildings that are no longer used for their original purpose, often destined for demolition, invoke memory and attachment.  Jane questions whether site-specific interactions can help to bridge the gap between memory and place in the absence of these buildings and in doing so allow us to make connections to our past keeping the memories and the attachment we feel towards these places alive. 

Jane works predominantly with found objects from the site, reproducing these in jesmonite to create small tactile units which she then weaves into cloth on an upright loom.

The finished work takes on a sculptural quality that explores traditional techniques with new material technology.  This approach enables the work to maintain a physical and visual connection to the site it documents, linking place, memory and materiality.

Jane exhibits on a national level and is a member of the British Tapestry Group and PRISM Textiles.  She is currently studying for a Masters in Creative Practice at Leeds Arts University.

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