“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…