Louise Wells is an artist based in Perth, Western Australia. She has always had a love of textiles right from when her left handed Nanna tried to teach her to crochet right handed. A long break from a full time textile practice in her 20′s to raise her children allowed Louise to learn and explore many areas of textile interest for pure enjoyment. Her current art practice is the result of this development and life experience.
Looking at the lost beauty in the ordinary is major theme she explores, and this has led to a focus on the use of recycled materials, textile and non-textile, both for their suggested narrative and concerns over waste and for the environment. Louise’s work is inspired by domestic life, family stories and observations on current events. Over the past few years, the main focus of her work has been found in her local community.
Over the past fourteen years Louise has exhibited in numerous group and jury selected exhibitions, most recently York Botanic Art Prize, Collie Art Prize (CAP) and Australian Textile Award. She has also been a finalist in Wearable Art Mandurah for five years and has won several awards for her work.
Recent solo exhibitions: Of Our Time – Ordinary Lives 2018, Suburban Secrets 2021
Her work is held in both public and private collections.
A formal CV is available here.