Frances Crowe, Grange Studio, Grange, Four Mile House, Roscommon, F42XK37
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Awards, Bursaries

  • 2024 Shortlisted for the Golden Fleece Award
  • 2023 Creative Ireland Bursary for the Timelines Project
  • 2023 Agility Award Round 1 Arts Council of Ireland
  • 2021 Agility award Round 3 Arts Council of Ireland
  • 2016 Travel grant to China Culture Ireland
  • 2011 Royal Dublin Society National Crafts Competition: First prize winner Tapestry weaving
  • Individual artist’s bursary 2024/23/22/21/20/19/18/16 /15/14/13/12/11/Roscommon County Council

Recent Group Exhibitions, Selected

  • 2023 Sculpture in Context, National Botanic gardens, Dublin
  • 2023 Contemporary Tapestry Artists, Pearse Museum, Rathfarnham, Dublin
  • 2023 Summer of Love Exhibition, The Courthouse Gallery and Studios, Ennistymon, Co Clare
  • 2023 Imbolc, Strokestown Park House. Brigid’s Awakening Festival
  • 2022 Heallreaf 4 An International exhibition of Contemporary woven Tapestry (Jury selected) Farfield Mill, Sedbergh, England. Oxmarket Contemporary, Chichester England, and RBSA Gallery, Birmingham, England
  • 2022 Interconnections 4. An exhibition of woven tapestries, Roscommon Arts Centre toured to the Granary Gallery, Weston Park, and Shropshire, UK
  • 2022 Slow Time with a Butterfly, an exhibition of woven tapestry by the members of CTA Contemporary Tapestry Artists Ireland in King House Boyle, toured to Market House Craft Works, Cappoquin Waterford
  • 2021 Christmas exhibitions The Luan Art Gallery Athlone. Solas Art Gallery Ballinamore County Leitrim.
  • 2021 Made In Ireland. National Design and Craft Gallery Kilkenny. Selected. Timelines on The Edge A collaboration between 10 tapestry weavers, Exhibition toured to Farmleigh Gallery Phoenix Park, Dublin and FE Mc William Gallery and Studio, Banbridge, Co. Down
  • 2021 Crossings. Boyle arts festival, curated by Paul Mc Kenna.
  • Tapestry 2020 An exhibition from Australia, Canada, Japan, Ireland, England France and Poland. As part of Galway 2020 . Collaboration between Roscommon Fibre arts festival, Interconnections and Project Baa Baa.
  • 2020 These past few months’ Courthouse Gallery and studios, Ennistymon, County Clare.
  • 2019 Working Artists Roscommon (WAR) New works. Roscommon Arts Centre. 2019 Heallreaf 3 Surface gallery Nottingham, UK and Espacio Galery London
  • 2019 Premier International Tapestry Exhibition. The Gallery of Queen Elizabeth Park Community and cultural centre, Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
  • 2018 10th From Lausanne to Beijing fibre art Biennale and symposium. Tsinghua University Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • 2018 Interconnections 2 A collaboration between Irish and Scottish fine art weavers. King House

Upcoming Solo Shows:

The Custom House and Studio Gallery, Westport, Mayo. June 27th-July 21st Aras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet , Mayo August 30th- October 11th.

Solo Exhibitions

  • August 2023 Hands On, The Grennan Mill Craft School, Thomastown, Kilkenny
  • 2016 “A tapestry Journey” Keith Nolan’s Photography studio, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim
  • 2015 “Interwoven Memories” Solas Art Gallery, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim. 2014 “Entwined Memories” The Dock/ Leitrim Design House, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim.
  • 2014 “Reflections” Boyle Community College, Boyle. Co. Roscommon.
  • 2013 “Threading Water” The Grennan Mill, Thomastown, Kilkenny.


  • Interconnections: A biennale Exhibition bringing 4 Scottish and 4 Irish weavers together to exhibit. Founded by Frances Crowe in 2016 and growing in popularity every year. Plans for the 2024 festival are well under way. Supported by Roscommon County Council, Creative Ireland and Local Enterprise Office.
  • Timelines: 10 weavers coming together to design, and weave a large-scale tapestry which can take up to 2 years to complete. Our 3rd collaboration has just begun. Supported by Creative Ireland. Will be shown in Roscommon Arts centre for Culture night, September 2024
  • Threading the Tain Project: Lead facilitator for the Roscommon section of this enormous stitch tapestry. Across 5 counties. Managed by An Tain Arts Center Dundalk. Supported by Heritage, Creative Ireland and Spark.

Recent Public and Corporate Commissions and Collections

  • 2024 Acrylicize Title Earth Installation for Meta, Dublin.
  • 2018 Commission for the offices of Mr Eugene Cummins CEO Roscommon County Council. 2017. Woven into Memory. Woven portraits of Douglas Hyde and Percy French. For The Percy French festival Castlecoote and The Douglas Hyde Festival Frenchpark. Both Presentation pieces. 2015 “Innocence” Special purchase for new Civic Collection by Roscommon County Council.
  • Creative Engagement
  • Slow art Projects 2024/23/22 Roscommon Arts office 2018. Castlerea Prison, County Roscommon.
  • Artist in Prison scheme through the Arts Council of Ireland
  • Artists in Schools Award from Roscommon County Council arts office: 2019/2018/2017/2016

Education and Training

  • 1980 ATC Art Teachers Certificate from National College of Art and design
  • 1979 Degree in Fine Art Painting from the National College of Art and Design Dublin. Ireland.
  • 1978 Studied tapestry weaving with Evelyn Lindsey NCAD H Dip.
  • 1990 to 2009 Art teacher in Castlerea Community School, Roscommon.
  • 2010 Opened Grange studio to practise as a full time Fine Artist
  • 2021 Recommended by Homo Faber Guide and the Michelangelo Foundation