Photo: Katharine Swailes in Arundel, South East

Katharine Swailes

Artist, Maker, Digital designer, Researcher

I have created textiles works for over 20 years, specifically working in tapestry for the last 15 years. I specialises in both conventional flat wall works and smaller three-dimensional, sculptural pieces - as well as weaving large scale commissions at West Dean Tapestry Studio - I am interested in the constructively open ended nature of the medium. Recent works explore the textures, systems and structure of Central Manhattan - using a limited pallete of techniques, material and colour. The inclusion of gold thread offers a contrast in structure to the natural fibres of cotton linen and wool. The latest series of work draws on the museum collections, the parks and streets of Manhattan.

Location Arundel, South East
Activities Practice-based research, Private commissions, Digital Design, Collecting
Artforms / type of project Project, Photography, Research, Textiles, Unclassified

News & Events

  • Zimmer Stewart Gallery

    Christmas Mixed Exhibition 2015 Our popular festive exhibition of paintings, ceramics, sculpture and original prints, textiles. 28 November to 24 December 2015

  • Flow Gallery

    The White Show 30th October – 1st March 2016 Flow Gallery 1-5 Needham Road London W11 2RP group show

  • One Day workshops June 2015

    Arundel Museum Tapestry Weaving Workshops 06/06/2015 & 20/06/2015 Tapestry weaving workshops arranged by Weftfaced at Arundel Museum on the 6th and 20th June

  • exhibition

    05/06/2015 – 27/06/2015
    Zimmer Stewart Gallery, 29 Tarrant Street Arundel West Sussex BN18 9DG

    Exhibition with Caron Penney of hand woven tapestry inspired by Manhattan

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  • Christmas Exhibition

    29/11/2014 – 24/12/2014
    Zimmer Stewart Gallery, 29 Tarrant Street Arundel West Sussex BN18 9DG

    Christmas Mixed exhibition on Saturday 6 December with "Arundel by Candlelight" and we will be open till at least 7pm that day.

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  • Exhibition

    06/09/2014 – 07/09/2014
    West Dean House

    selection of small works

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  • Roly Poly

    The work Play woven by Katharine for Faye Toogood part of Assemblage No:4 Roly-Poly at Milan Design Festival Tuesday 8 April to Sunday 13 April Project B Gallery Via Maroncelli 7 20154

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