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Jaquie Hagan

At the heart of my creative core is a love and passion for arts & architecture and in particular decorative arts & design, looking at historical techniques in a contemporary context. I am a well established Interior Architect, Designer, Maker & Creator. Twenty-five plus years in the design industry has gifted me the time to hone my craft across a number of design disciplines. With qualifications in Visual Communication & Interior Architecture, I currently manage my own successful design practice, while attempting to carve out more time for creative exploration into an area of which I am particularly passionate about, being textile & fibre art. With a focus on materiality and textural relief while working predominantly with natural fibres such as wool and felt, my body of work employs traditional rug making and handicraft techniques, reinterpreting them in contemporary abstract forms. By nature I am methodical and inherently detail orientated, resulting in a highly considered approach within an aesthetic and functional context. This process is translated directly in my work through a somewhat obsessive exploration into pure geometric forms and the spatial relationships between. While my artistic influences are broad, spanning historical and contemporary periods, there is a direct correlation to the works of artists and designers from the modern period such as Josef & Anni Albers, Alexander Girard and their many contemporaries. Personally, the most compelling attraction of decorative arts & design are the many applications to which it lends itself. Essentially it is an artform that can be interacted with in everyday life in an intimate informal manner, and I find that extremely satisfying.

Artforms:

Built Environment, Design, Textiles, Visual Art
Jaquie Hagan