Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Hands On: Craft in Contemporary Art

Hands On: Craft in Contemporary Art, an exhibition curated by Cash Brown, opens this Friday at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery in Gymea. It runs from December 4 - January 30, 2011. I'm exhibiting some pieces from my The Devil's Cloth series, the first time I've exhibited any of them (I mentioned them in an earlier post here). It includes artists:

Annie Aitken, Betty Bird, Nicolette Benjamin Black, Patricia Casey, Bridie Connell, Jedda-Daisy Culley, Adrienne Doig, Leah Emery, Kirsten Fredericks, Cecilia Fogelberg, Minka Gillian, Michelle Hamer, Newell Harry, Catherine Hearse, Alan Jones, Narelle Jubelin & Barbara Campbell, Adrienne Kneebone, Alice Lang, Rodney Love, Dani Marti, Timothy Moore, Sarah Nolan, Jessica Emily Price, Helen Pynor, Silke Raetze, Linelle Stepto, Anton Veenstra, and Ingrid Wimbury.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Momentum at Jam Factory

The final leg of the Momentum: 18th Tamworth Fibre Textile Biennial 2008 tour opens at Adelaide's Jam Factory tomorrow night.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Meta4 at Artereal Gallery

And Artereal Gallery has a blog, with a Q&A with me about the work in this show.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Six Degrees Exhibition Wangaratta

Last weekend I went to rural Victoria for a textile symposium organised by the Wangaratta Exhibitions Gallery to coincide with the opening of the Petite show of textile miniatures, and my own show in the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre. My show was called Six Degrees. The invitation is above. Parts of two series were shown - four pieces from the woven-human-hair Six Degrees series, and fourteen sock panels from the I Am Because We Are installation. I gave a presentation at the symposium on the evolution of one strand of my art practice that led to the two series on display.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Textile Symposium/Six Degrees Exhibition

This weekend I'm flying down to the Victorian town of Wangaratta for a textile symposium, and the opening of an exhibition of work of mine at the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre.



Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre
Foyer Gallery
3 - 25 July 2010

Sydney artist Rodney Love presents two series of works that are based on double weave techniques and his conceptual ideas about groups and individuals - how they relate to one another, how one shapes the other, how they are connected.

Including the names of the people who donated the hair and socks to be woven, the works become a commemorative object, taking Rodney into his current research into memorials and monuments.

I'll be giving a presentation at the Symposium about my work, and how the links between my conceptual concerns, techniques and materials have made my work evolve the way it has.

2010 Textile Symposium
Symposium, Dinner, Exhibitions, Workshops

3 - 7 July 2010

Textile artists and enthusiasts are encouraged to participate in this exciting program of textile-related talks, exhibitions and workshops.

The main symposium from 10am-3.30pm on Saturday 3 July will include keynote speakers Lorraine Connelly-Northey, Sylvia Kleinert, Rodney Love, Louise Saxton and Cheryl Thornton.

Workshops run over the following four days include Indigenous Basket Weaving, Miniature Suzanis, Machine Embroidery and Freeform Crochet.

Exhibitions include Flourish, Petite, Ensemble (Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery Collection) and Six Degrees (Rodney Love).

To download the full program (PDF 640kb) please click here

Friday, June 18, 2010

Prêt-à-Voir Exhibition Launch

I've got a small show of paintings opening tomorrow at Art2Muse gallery in Double Bay. The gallery website has all the size details of the works.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Even More New Paintings

Some more of the paintings that I've finished recently for my upcoming show.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Momentum at Hawkesbury Regional Gallery

Momentum:18th Tamworth Fibre Textile Bienniale is currently on show at the Hawkesbury Regional Gallery in Windsor, about one and a half hours from the centre of Sydney. I wasn't able to get to the opening last Friday, but I had a day off yesterday and drove up there. It's a really good hang of the show, made possible by a good range of moveable barriers in the gallery space. My photos aren't great, just snapshots, some a little wobbly, but I've tried to get a shot of all the works so that they can be seen in context. The show continues until May 2, so if you're in Sydney, this is the closest it will get to you, and the best opportunity to see the show.

This is the view when you walk into the exhibition space:

Annabelle Collett's Neo-Camo Installation is on the left, and From the Heart 1 by Christine Atkins on the right:

From left to right: works from Annie Trevillian's Bodywrap Series; Tinkering with Nature - A Decorative Response by Vicki Mason; re-collection:specimens 1-67 by Louise Saxton; and a series of woven rings by Jane Bowden:

Lucille Martin's Lace Tree; Elefteria Vlavianos' the Touch series on the far wall; Fiona Gavino's Perspectives Shift on the plinth; and Cecilia Heffer's Shadow Traces:

Kelly Leonard's A Weaver's Perspective; Burn Out Series by Mandy Gunn; my work Six Degrees; and then 2 printed textiles from Maningrida's Babbarra Designs - Susan Marrawar's Black and White Fish Traps, and Deborah Wurrkidj's Purple, Orange and Green Dilly Bag and Fish Trap:

Elefteria Vlavianos' the Touch series again; Liz Jeneid's work
Tea Party; My Eiffels by Debra Porch; Kelly Leonard and Mandy Gunn's work again:

Debra Porch's work is quite small and I don't think I've had a close-up detail of the work before:

The entrance is on the left here. Penny Malone's Gum Blossom and Fashion Fan is on the right:

Two works by Melissa Hirsch on the far right wall (the red and white coral works):

Jill Kinnear's work are on the left - Diaspora Paisley 3 Shawl and related works:

Hilary Green's 70 Tonnes Per Scoop is in the centre, and another shot of Jill Kinnear's work:

Ainslie Murray's An Architecture of Thread and Gesture is behind the first barrier, and the three white works are by Robyn Glade-Wright:

Demelza Sherwood's stitched drawings are on the right:

Here are Elisa Markes-Young's works in the show:

A very poor shot of Alana Clifton-Cunningham's Second Skin series:

When I went to the gallery I met Prue Charlton, from Marketing and Audience Development at the gallery. Here's a photo of me with my work, and with gallery volunteer Tarja Wright: