The work of Four Mile House based Fibre Artist Frances Crowe is currently on display at Roscommon Hospital as part of a new initiative.
Entitled “Then and now” the Exhibition features a selection of signed, framed, limited edition prints of original handwoven tapestries and runs until May 27th. Commenting on the title of the exhibition Frances Crowe said it refers to a lifetime committed to her practice.
Frances designs and hand weaves tapestries in the ancient time consuming manner of the French Goblin style. Her work can be found in many national and international collections. She has been commissioned by the OPW and corporate clients to weave site specific wall hangings. She has been selected for Fibre Art exhibitions in prestigious shows throughout the world, and has had several solo shows in Ireland and abroad.
Working from her studio in Four Mile House, Frances is influenced by her rural surroundings; Ploughed fields, rugged terrains, the Shannon and reflections on water. She is also inspired by the West Coast and in particular the Connemara region.
Frances runs workshops and classes in painting and weaving for adults and kids. Her passion is for passing on her skills and knowledge to the next generation. She is holding two workshops at her studio in Grange, Four Mile House, this weekend where attendees can learn how to weave a Shoulder Bag. The Children’s Workshop, which costs €30, will be held on Saturday from 10am – 1pm. An Adult Workshop, which costs €60, will be held on Sunday from 12 – 4pm. To find out more contact Frances on 087 7760250 or visit www.francescrowe.com