Jane Walkley: The Fabric of Industry

20 Apr – 30 Jun 2024

Ground Floor Gallery

Jane Walkley is a visual artist who explores the complex relationship between memory, place, and attachment. Her work combines traditional tapestry techniques with eco-friendly resin, which she casts by hand. Walkley’s work focuses on Sunny Bank Mills, a former textile mill in West Yorkshire, where she has her studio.

Jane begins by creating clay impressions of objects with tangible meaning for the former workers. She then uses these to create moulds for the resin casts. The resin is cast in the moulds, and then woven on an upright loom.