Gwen’s exhibition work celebrates nature with understated technique and eloquent forms. What began as a passion for weaving with natural materials has become, for her, a language with which to explore texture and form in familiar landscapes.
Gwen has exhibited widely in Tasmania and on the mainland since the New Tasmanian Baskets exhibition at the Crafts Council Gallery in 1985. Her work was included in Response to the Island during the first 10 Days on the Island Festival and the survey exhibition Woven Forms which opened at Object: Australian Centre for Craft and Design. Gwen’s work is represented in the collections of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in Hobart and the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston.
Gwen is interested in the ecologies and cultures that inform her understanding of materials and techniques. The process of making stimulates her thinking as do the people she meets through her involvement in community arts and teaching.
Her practice is constantly re-informed by the environment in which she lives and works. Gwen is a member of Southern Beaches Regional Arts in Tasmania and is a lead artist in the Tasmanian Regional Arts project Waterlines.