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WELCOME TO THE EUROPEAN TAPESTRY FORUM WEBSITE.

European Tapestry Forum was founded in 2001. Created by a group of tapestry weavers from across Europe, it seeks to encourage the continuing development of woven tapestry as a viable artistic medium in Europe.

See our latest exhibition ARTAPESTRY3


It's founding aims are:
-to be a network for coordinated action, sharing of experience and training between tapestry weavers in Europe.
-to support and contribute to an ongoing development end renewal of tapestry weaving in Europe.
-to assist in the development of professional national organisations for tapestry weavers to secure the visibility of the weavers and their work.

 

To give a flavour of how ETF works, below is an edited  version of a presentation given at a conference on European contemporary tapestry and textile art in Paris, 2nd December 2008, by Thomas Cronenberg, ETF Steering Group member:

 

EUROPEAN TAPESTRY FORUM, AN ARTIST-LED INITIATIVE

European Tapestry Forum is an organisation of professional tapestry weavers which seeks to raise the profile of tapestry as an art form - and to provide a platform for tapestry artists. ETF wants to bring tapestry weavers together for collaboration and cooperation; exchang e of ideas; learning and training.

With its regular juried ARTAPESTRY exhibitions, ETF provides a showcase for work by contemporary tapestry artists, and an opportunity for their works to be exposed to a larger European audience.

HISTORY:

ETF just celebrated its 10th anniversary in January 2010.

At the turn of the century, a group of forward-thinking Danish tapestry artists organised a seminar and workshop, Back to Basics’. Some 20 artists from ten countries across Europe attended; from Denmark and Scandinavia to the UK, the Czech Republic and Poland.

 

The discussions were those familiar to anyone involved in the tapestry and textile art fields:

 

*how to raise the status and visibility of tapestry as an art form in the visual arts and the wider world;

* how to encourage new generations of artists to choose tapestry as their mode of expression;

* how to stimulate critical writing and thought about the medium.

 

The organisation ETF developed around a core of tapestry artists who attended that original meeting. In 2001, the Steering Committee was formed.

 

Our goal is to improve the visibility of woven tapestry as an art form in Europe. We want to show the interested general public, the museum world, and the art critics that tapestry exists as a current, contemporary fine art discipline.

 

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ETF Membership

  1. Artists who apply for the Artapestry Exhbitions will be invited to become members of the ETF at no further cost.
  2. They will hold membership for three years until the next Artapestry exhibition

As a member ETF we would hope that you will take an active interest in promoting our organization and its aims.

As an organization the ETF will promote your work through the Artapestry exhibitions, offer an information web site with artapestry blog so you can net work with other tapestry artists and an e mail info update on events and new.

10.30.2007

 
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STEERING COMMITTEE

Margrethe Agger, Denmark   

 

Christine Altona, Germany

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Fiona Hutchison, Scotland This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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Katherine Lavocat, France

 

Ann Naustdal, Norway

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Renata Rozsivalova, Czec

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Elverhøj, Birgitta Hallberg

Elverhøj, Birgitta Hallberg

Mowatt, Susan Mowatt

Mowatt, Susan Mowatt

Chinese Cloud / Skybragd, Brita Been

Chinese Cloud / Skybragd, Brita Been

Scribbles, Dobroslawa Bielach

Scribbles, Dobroslawa Bielach

Broken White Band with New Blue, Sara Brennan

Broken White Band with New Blue, Sara Brennan

Tatouage II, Anet Brusgaard

Tatouage II, Anet Brusgaard

No Repeat, Wlodzimierz Cygan

No Repeat, Wlodzimierz Cygan

My Japanese Diary, Berthe Forchammer

My Japanese Diary, Berthe Forchammer

The Impossible Puzzle, Lise Frølund

The Impossible Puzzle, Lise Frølund

The Soft Machine, Linda Green

The Soft Machine, Linda Green

Consensus, Carmen Groza

Consensus, Carmen Groza

Længst Inde – Deepest Down, Kari Guddal

Længst Inde – Deepest Down, Kari Guddal

Young sailor, Dorthe Herup

Young sailor, Dorthe Herup

Starry, Starry Skies 2, Maureen Hodge

Starry, Starry Skies 2, Maureen Hodge

Dagen gryr, Gunilla Holmgren

Dagen gryr, Gunilla Holmgren

Prater 2, Peter Horn

Prater 2, Peter Horn

Number One, Margaret Jones

Number One, Margaret Jones

I stretch, Aino Kajaniemi

I stretch, Aino Kajaniemi

I bend, Aino Kajaniemi

I bend, Aino Kajaniemi

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Movement Amplitude, Irina Kolesnikova

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The Week of a Housewife, Petra Kolínová

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Time / Lines / Zones, Susan Mowatt

Straws and Scrubs, Ann Naustda

Straws and Scrubs, Ann Naustda

Architecture in motion, Gudrun Pagter

Architecture in motion, Gudrun Pagter

Le Colosse Transi, Sarah Perret

Le Colosse Transi, Sarah Perret

Depends in whose eyes, Gunilla Petersson

Depends in whose eyes, Gunilla Petersson

Shadow of a Head, Renata Rozsívalová

Shadow of a Head, Renata Rozsívalová

Variations of Squares, Elisabeth Ryde

Variations of Squares, Elisabeth Ryde

Lots of Dots, Joanne Soroka

Lots of Dots, Joanne Soroka

Real Time, Anne Stabell

Real Time, Anne Stabell

Like a Bridge over ..., Marika Száraz

Like a Bridge over ..., Marika Száraz

No Title, Lisa Thurner

No Title, Lisa Thurner

MAA & ILMA, Päivi Vähälä

MAA & ILMA, Päivi Vähälä

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