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The Australian National University

Valerie Kirk

Position: Head of Textiles and Higher Degree Research Convenor


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MA (Wollongong), GradDipEd (Hawthorn)


Valerie Kirk studied art and design at Edinburgh College of Art and was captivated by the creative process/infinite possibilities of the tapestry medium. In 1979 she came to Australia to become a weaver at the Victorian(Australian) Tapestry Workshop, then worked in all states of Australia before moving to ANU, Canberra, to be the Head of Textiles. Her work from this time has focused on what it means to be a Scottish/Australian in this context.


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