The weaving group International Weaving presents its second virtual International Weaving Exhibition with the theme ‘Freedom’. Woven art by weavers from Sweden, UK, Italy, France, Belgium and The Netherlands can be seen in the virtual exhibition from 1 April 2023.
For the virtual exhibition, see https://www.artsteps.com/view/63b6cc430049f1b7328b7dd5 and www.weven.eu
As artists, the freedom to dream and to express those dreams, those inspirations, is vital. As weavers, the freedom to weave ideas together in a physical, tangible form to express something beyond the surface of thread and structure is who we are and what we do.
But with freedom also comes responsibilities – to the environment in our choice of materials; if we dye our threads, which dyes we employ; how we finish our work; how it will be cared for and how it finishes its life – and those are part of freedom too. As ever it is always a balancing act and the freedom to make those choices and to justify them to ourselves and the wider world is part of the work that we create.
In this exhibition you will find highly personal responses to what freedom means to each of us. Please take the time to read the thought and decision processes behind each artist’s work because each philosophy informs the work and leads to a deeper understanding both of the artist and of the art.