NETS EXHIBITION at Fibre Forum, Geelong

“That was so fabulous to get!!!(cd of images) What a brilliant celebration – and all the Nets members should be able to figure out how beautifullly the show was hung. Absolutely one of the best we have ever had – I am so grateful to Angie and her team.

Janet de Boer

Nets Private View – TAFTA Geelong Forum, Corio, Australia

Valerie Kirk - Studio

“Valerie Kirk, a distinguished visual artist and academic, has been awarded the ACT Creative Arts Fellowship for 2013, valued at $45,000.”

“The Fellowship offers me a significant opportunity to further develop my artistic career and contribute to the community. I look forward to dedicated work in my studio and engaement with the community in the creation of a large scale tapestry to mark the centenary of Canberra.”

The project is:

Research and develop innovative contemporary woven tapestry which engages the public through presentation of, The Brian P. Schmidt Tapestry and related works on paper and The Canberra 100 Community Tapestry.

Art Practice and milestones to date

Valerie Kirk studied art and design at Edinburgh College of Art and was captivated by the creative process and infinite possibilities of the tapestry medium. In 1979 she came to Australia to become a weaver at the Victorian Tapestry Workshop, and then worked…

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Double Ocho hat

The architecture of a fibre is like that of the DNA this shows reflective and experiential process in tension,


Just produced a book which is an inspirational story of how creativity can help you rise above the everday problems of life.   Attached is a picture of my front cover, my story is told through my hats. or go to the about page to purchase the book.

Nets – Cumbria UK

Nets – Cumbria UK

The University of Cumbria NETS show

The Exhibition at Lancaster Alexandra Gallery was excellent and very well received. This show curated by Angie Wyman is very diverse, and has the UoC stamp of individuality on it. It fell to me to say a few words and what amazed me the most was how brilliantly the process had been explained by the artists, not only through the PowerPoints, but also through the lively animation of needleweaving by Stella Adams-Schofield. It was a really absorbing and will be well received wherever it travels, I am sure.