Louise Renae Anderson

Louise Renae Anderson’s designs are hand crafted one of a kind professional textile pieces. Working predominantly within her woven textile specialism, she constructs works of natural materials using techniques involving traditional methods of dyeing and weaving with a contemporary approach to design. Her subtle aesthetic is explored through material manipulation, the creation of refined tactile surface, and the beauty of imperfection. The works vary from calm, contemplative works of art, to functional beautifully tactile fashion pieces.

Louise’s passion for Textiles developed from her study of fashion design: learning to manipulate cloth to envelop the human form, through acquiring knowledge to cut, drape and sew cloth with skill. It was this love of material and technical construction that led her to study hand-woven textiles and continue this passion of creative experimentation and development of Constructed Textiles.


  • 1979 New Zealand


  • 2014 Postgraduate Certificate for Learning & Teaching in the Creative Arts, UCA, Farnham
  • 2011 MA Contemporary Textiles, UCA, Farnham
  • 2008 BA (Hons) Textiles (Weave), UCA, Farnham
  • 1998 Advanced Diploma Fashion Design & Technology, Wellington Polytechnic NZ


  • 2019 Anni Albers Foundation, 2 month Artist Residency Award (2022), Connecticut USA
  • 2019 A-N The Artist Information Company, Arts Bursary Award
  • 2019 Shortlisted: Heritage Crafts Association ‘Maker of the Year Award 201
  • 2016 Grant, Theo Moorman Trust for Weavers
  • 2013 Crysalis Young Professionals Programme, Textile and Innovation Centre, Ronse, Belgium
  • 2011 New Designers – Selvedge Award, Melin Tregwynt Promising Talent Award, Nominated for the Worshipful Company of Weavers Prize
  • 2008 Grant for a project, Theo Moorman Trust for Weavers
  • 1998 Rembrant Suits Award for Excellence
  • 1997 Dupont Lycra Award – Category & Supreme Award

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2021 Colour & Materials Collaboration with a Luxury British Automotive Company
  • 2018-2019 Anni Albers, Tate Modern Exhibition London. Textile Commission + Consultancy
  • 2017 Future Makers - Textiles by New and Emerging Artists, Contemporary Applied Arts, London, in collaboration with UCA Farnham
  • 2016 Thread... Festival of Textiles, The Maltings, Farnham
  • 2016 Gesture in Cloth, Festival of Textiles, Fashion & Textile Museum, London
  • 2016 Textiles Surface and Structure, Fashion & Textile Museum, London
  • 2015 Contemporary Textiles Focus, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
  • 2014 Indigo Exhibition, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 2014 Textile Art Exhibition, Great Fosters, Luxury Hotel, Egham
  • 2013 Growing: Celebrating our past, exploring our future, The National Centre of Craft & Design, Lincolnshire
  • 2013 Select, Stroud International Textiles, Museum in the Park, Stratford Park, Stroud
  • 2012 Past Masters: MA Alumni Exhibition, James Hockey & Foyer Gallery UCA Farnham
  • 2012 Focus Artist, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
  • 2012 Blue, Devon Guild of Craftsman, Bovey Tracey, Devon
  • 2011 Association Amitiés Tissées, Paris, young textile creators from four countries: France, Japan, Austria, UK
  • 2011 MA Graduates Show, James Hockey Gallery, UCA, Farnham
  • 2011 Blue, Flow Gallery, Notting Hill, London
  • 2011 Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London
  • 2010 Rising Stars, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
  • 2009 Insight Into Beauty, Contemporary Craft Inspired by Japan, The Embassy of Japan, London

Selected Publications

  • 2019 Representing contemporary hand weaving at Tate Modern. Encompassing Research. A collection of insightful essays, published by UCA's School of Craft & Design's academic staff
  • 2011 ‘Generation Game’ Guide to Collect, Crafts Magazine May / June 2011 Issue.

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