This week I'm on a deadline – I've committed to having my cochineal-inspired quilt pieced and ready for quilting by Friday morning. The front is done, and the back is more than half done, so I feel a break is in order to show you a glimpse of this textile exhibition currently touring the countryside.
|Make.Shift Concepts, Cloudscape 2014, Digital print silk organza|
For the Group Exchange, 22 artists were invited to explore the theme of collaboration and the meaning that is created through relationship. The end results are as beautiful as they are diverse. Needlework, knitting, embroidery, digital printing, weaving, felting, machine sewing and sculptural structured textiles are all represented.
|Louise Tuckwell, Detail from 11 works of cotton on linen, collaborator Trish Ritchie|
|Mandy Gunn, Centro-Polis 2014, Recycled shopping bags and wrappings on cardboard construction|
|Monique van Nieuwland, Detail of Ocean Scape 2014, Cotton linen warp, fishing line, fishing net, shopping bags, |
rubbish bags, onion net, rope, audio/video tape
Port Pirie Regional Gallery, SA
22 August – 4 October 2015
Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo, NSW
17 October 2015 – 17 January 2016
Wangaratta Regional Gallery, VIC
30 January – 13 March 2016
Craft ACT, Craft and Design Centre
7 April – 15 May 2016
Wollongong City Gallery, NSW
28 May – 28 August 2016
Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie, NSW
3 September – 30 October 2016
It's definitely worth checking out.
|Penny Evans, Stranded 2014. Cardboard, acrylic paint, raffia, cotton, paper|