The majority of Fiona Hutchison's work is in woven tapestry where traditional techniques and craftsmanship are important, but it is the idea, the vision, and the hand that defines her work.
In this presentation, Fiona Hutchison will chart the development of her ideas and techniques over the last 34 years; from the influential teaching of the Tapestry Department of Edinburgh College of Art, to being instrumental in setting up artist organizations such as STAR* (Scottish Tapestry Artists Regrouped) and ETF (European Tapestry Forum).
About Fiona Hutchison
An artist and maker for over 34 years, Hutchison has pursued a career creating work for exhibitions, working on commissions, and teaching. Her practice explores the surface qualities of tapestry weaving at the same time as manipulating the structure, allowing her to develop a very personal vision.
Passionate about promoting contemporary Scottish tapestry, Hutchison is a founding member of the European Tapestry Forum and STAR* (Scottish Tapestry Artists Regrouped). She exhibits regularly at home and throughout Europe, Japan, Korea, Russia, and Canada. She has won many awards from Creative Scotland, arts councils, and the Sasakawa and Dawia foundations to travel and develop her work.
Teaching forms an important part of her creative practice, sharing her skill and experience as a Teaching Fellow at The University of Edinburgh and through studio workshops and masterclasses.
Immediately following the lecture there will be an opening reception of the Tapestry Weavers West exhibition, More Impact: Climate Change, from 3-5pm.