Marie Clews received ATA’s Award for Excellence for her work, “Landscape.” The tapestry was exhibited in 70th Anniversary Exhibition at Fitzroy Hall, April 2017. The show was sponsored by Hand Weavers & Spinners Guild of NSW Inc.
Marie says of her tapestry:
“‘Landscape’ was woven from a digitally manipulated image of the landscape. This tapestry is a departure from my usual style and colours and was a challenge to weave. I would like to make it the first in a series of landscapes.”
In 2003 Marie completed the Diploma of Art (Tapestry) course at SWTAFE (Warrnambool Vic). She has exhibited tapestries in a number of group exhibitions in Australia and New Zealand as well as the unjuried ATA exhibition held in conjunction with Convergence. She teaches tapestry weaving through the Hand Weavers & Spinners Guild of NSW Inc at their Summer and Winter schools, and has attended a number of tapestry workshops with overseas tutors both in Australia and the US.
Marie is one of the organisers of the yearly AUNZ Tapestry Challenge in which weavers send a small (no larger than 20cm x 20 cm) tapestry based on a theme. These tapestries are exhibited at various venues in Australia and New Zealand.