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Frances Crowe – Biography

Frances Crowe was born in Waterford and studied Fine art in The National College of Art and Design Dublin, where she discovered the weaving department and fell in love with Tapestry. She moved to Roscommon in 1980 and opened Grange Studio. She worked as an art teacher for many years while still maintaining her artistic practise. She is a member of WAR, VAI, DCCOI, BTG and ATA. As an educator, collaborator and curator Frances has facilitated many school and community based art projects. In more recent years, with the support of local and national agencies Frances has brought Irish and International artists/ weavers together to exhibit, and discuss their practise in her home town of Roscommon. Her work has been selected for many high profile fibre art exhibitions in Ireland, England, China and Canada. She has been commissioned to create tapestries for public spaces and private collections, in Ireland and abroad.

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