Danish textile art from the 80s

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Nature is often the starting point for the painter and weaver Mette Birckner, but going to explore the pictures, there are many stories stored. They can be magical, immediate or just sentient nature in all its color-saturated look.

Mette Birckner trained tapestry weaver from Hjørdis Bruun Weaving School in 1960 in Copenhagen, has since his debut at age 18 exhibited widely in Denmark, including at the Autumn Art Exhibition, Charlotte's Spring Exhibition, Artists' Easter Exhibition and Artists Summer Exhibition. Among many other exhibits are the Women's Museum, Concert Hall Aarhus and Textile Forum, Herning.

In 1988 Mette Birckner Danish Arts Foundation Operating Grant and the 1996 State
Arts Foundation Travel Grant, which led to a trip to Greenland. The travel nspirerede to several tapestries, but also watercolors and paintings. In 1998, she also received  Aarhus Kommunes Kunstnerstipendium. In 2000 Mette Birckner moved to Fyn - Assens is now the starting point but soon she will return to Copenhagen. The source of inspiration is still nature experiences include Vestfyn but also travels to Iceland Greenland has left its mark.

The pictures in this article are from an exhibition in the 80s at Galerie Gammel Strand, Copenhagen.