Alan Oliver is a weaver, dyer and printer-maker who uses traditional craft processes to make handwoven rugs, wall hangings and printed textiles.
Oliver’s practice is guided by his environment and the sense of identity born out of the learned physical history and storytelling inherent within traditional craft practices. He often references specific localities in his work by anchoring them within aspects of history and folklore, and through the use of natural dyes made from locally collected and foraged resources.
In 2020 work by Oliver was purchased by the University of the Arts, London for their permanent collection.
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