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Katharine Swailes

Artist tapestry weaver

Arundel, West Sussex


handwoven tapestry, textiles, abstract


£500 — £31000


Construction and materials are central to my practice I create handwoven tapestries, abstract, wall based and sculptural. The materials chosen inform the shape of the work. A mix of of traditional and newly created techniques are used. I use a minimal palette of materials and techniques to create the works. In 2019 Swailes showed her series The Constellations at Collect and was shortlisted for the Cordis prize for her work Le Bric et de Broc, shown at London Art fair in January 2020.


Common Thread New Art Centre till 28 August 2020

01 Jun 2020
NewArtCentre's exhibition Common Thread brings together a group of artists each of whose work focuses on the history of textile technology and design, and their shifting values for people across place and time.

London Art Fair 22nd Jan to 26th Jan 2020

22 Jan 2020
Weftfaced is an atelier in the heart of Sussex representing the crafts of hand woven tapestry and textiles. Established in 2013 the workshop makes from their UK based studio. Weftfaced will be profiling the work Le Bric et de Broc at stand G46.

Cordis Prize

16 Mar 2019
The Cordis Prize is the world’s largest award for tapestry, aiming to encourage and reward ambition and scale in the field of contemporary weaving.

Available for commissions


This maker has tagged themselves with


Collect 2019

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Textiles

The Constellations

Disciplines Textiles
Materials Textiles