I think that it’s really difficult to get the system of galleries, curators, critics, and all the rest to look seriously at artwork that is made with roots in the craft or folk tradition.
Two things have to happen. The first one is that the artists working with ‘low’ materials like fabric and stitch have to raise their own bar and make really challenging fine art. The other thing is that curators are going to have to be more open-minded.
Yes, the boundaries are changing and more fine art is being made using metaphorically rich domestic techniques than before but when we consider the huge numbers of hard working women artists who are still being left out of art history, well it’s just not fair.