Autumn Study

Long narrow tapestry handwoven in cotton, linen, silk, wool and palm fibre. 210cm X 40cm
Photographer: Terry Dunne


Winter Study

Long narrow tapestry handwoven in cotton, linen, silk, wool and palm fibre. 180cm X 40cm
Photographer: Terry Dunne


Terry Dunne

Terry Dunne’s work has consisted of designing and making hand woven tapestries, tufted wall hangings and experimental textile works. Tapestries tend to be made from traditional materials such as wool, cotton, linen and silk and range from the very large pieces for public and corporate spaces to miniature pieces using more unusual materials, like pine needles, driftwood and willow. His works in the tufted medium are always made to commission and usually for public or corporate spaces.

Dunne’s inspiration comes from the world of nature, and can be as diverse as studying the changing colours through a season or textural studies of local harvest fields. He is inspired by colours from plants and flowers and has woven a large series of pieces based on flower borders and gardens, which has been ongoing for more than fifteen years.

Dunne graduated from Dun Laoghaire School of Art and Design in 1980 with diploma in textile design. Having now worked as a professional tapestry artist for more than thirty years he has exhibited my work extensively throughout Ireland and abroad. He is based in Co. Wexford.


The K Club, Co. Kildare
Monaghan Cathedral
Dublin City University
St. Macartan’s Cathedral, Monaghan
Numerous private collections nationally and internationally

Selected Awards

Irish Craft Bursary Award, Design & Crafts Council of Ireland


Selected Exhibitions

Spring Exhibition, Greenacres Gallery, Wexford
RDS National Craft Awards Exhibition, RDS Dublin Horse Show, Dublin; The Hunt Museum, Limerick
International Faces, Touring, Denmark, UK and Scotland
Sea Journeys, Denmark, England, Scotland and Ireland
Eigse, Carlow Arts Festival, Carlow
Woven into Memory, Wexford Arts Centre; Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford
RDS National Craft Awards Exhibition, Dublin Horse Show, Dublin; Mid Antrim Museum, Antrim
Sea Journeys, Denmark, England, Scotland and Ireland.
Terry Dunne with Frances Crowe, Grennan Mill Craft School Thomastown, Kilkenny.
Imagine Festival, Tower Hotel, Waterford
Inspired by Wexford, Pig Yard Gallery, Wexford


Contact Details:

Terry Dunne

T. +353 (0)51 563100