Pink Admiral - contemporary tapestry by Jennie Moncur with purple flowers

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Jennie Moncur - Interrupted Views

Tapestry Exhibition
25 March 2023 — 18 June 2023

Jennie Moncur is best-known for her vibrant woven tapestry wall hangings, which are a technical tour de force. This exhibition will drench the gallery in colour.

Geometric tapestry with floral details by Jennie Moncur

Peacock and Pink, Jennie Moncur


She uses traditional Gobelin weaving techniques to create her contemporary works, which combine geometric forms, floral motifs and an intense palette in ‘jigsaw’ compositions.

“It is the combination of interrupted images which is the primary influence in my tapestry work. To me they are ‘captured windows’. Each tapestry aims to tell us that we rarely see things as a whole, but the intrusions of one image by another can tease and surprise, as well as creating something quite joyous to behold.”
Jennie Moncur, Weaving New Worlds

‘Interrupted Views’ is a touring exhibition from Ruthin Craft Centre.

Top: Pink Admiral, Jennie Moncur

Visitor Information

See this exhibition in the Gallery.

Free entry.

Jennie Moncur

“Jennie has been making tapestries for many years. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art she has run her own design practice, taking on (amongst others) commissions for tapestries in Lambeth Palace Chapel, hangings for Portcullis House at the Palace of Westminster, floor designs for the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London and a painting scheme for 22 railway-bridges across Gateshead. Her work is in private collections around the world and public collections across the UK, including Manchester City Art Gallery, Huddersfield Art Gallery and the Parliamentary Art Collection. Whilst her work has often been architectural in scale and intent, she has recently begun to make smaller, more intimate tapestries.

“This exhibition is a rare chance to see a body of Jennie’s work in one place. She is a quiet maker, producing confident work. A consummate technician, she seeks (and finds) perfection in her weaving. In Interrupted Views her somewhat abstract subjects allow you to accept her work at face value – as colourful and beautifully finished tapestries. But they also absorb you and allow you to imagine more.”

Jane Audas, Writer, Digital Producer and Curator.