Tectonic Lineations 2, woven quartz, carbon, stainless steel, silk, 2019. Image credit – Francisco Pereira Gomes. Exhibited at Cultural art Centre Fundacao Eugenio de Almeida, Evora, Portugal, Oct 2019-April 2020. Winner of the Award for Excellence at Lausanne to Beijing International Fiberart Biennale, 2021.
Acclaimed internationally for innovative and complex woven textiles, Jennifer Robertson works independently in her studio on a unique purpose built digital handloom, her works span a broad range of woven textile outcomes including large scale sculptural and miniature 3D artworks, bespoke furniture collaborations, interior textiles, wearable wraps and scarves. Thematic research projects are inspired and informed by natural environments and focus on exploring relationship between environment, science, human form, interior space and materiality through the use of weaving metaphors and analogies. Investigating the poetic and evocative nature of animal, vegetable, mineral materiality using soft engineering, threads are constructed into often innovative multiple layered structures imbued with sensorial characteristics. Jennifer has collaborated with international textile industry with special woven textile production outcomes and recently with earth science research to realize sculptural woven 3D geological artworks using new materials normally used in industrial applications – basalt, carbon, quartz, glass, stainless steel, copper, silver and polyester. Jennifer Robertson lives and works in Canberra, Australia.
Kimberley Landforms, woven Australian fine merino wool double cloth.
Hello Jennifer, I was student of yours many years ago. I finished Art School in the year 1998. My name is Kate Carter, hoping you might remember me. I have looked at your work and its very inspiring . I am very busy with my kids at the moment but would love to get back to my textile work, aswell I was wondering if you would be kind enough to give me the information about the type of stainless steel you use and where I could purchase it from.
Really looking forward in hearing from you.
With kind regards from Kate Carter.
Hi Kate it’s really lovely to hear from you! I am using stainless steel from China- purchased through Ali baba and it’s around 1.5-1.8 mm gauge, soft. Hope you are well and enjoying beautiful children !