It has been another busy exhibition visiting week.
Starting with the wonderful Unfolding: New Indian Textiles exhibition at Fremantle Art Centre. I was very fortunate to go with my friend Anne Williams. Her extensive knowledge of spinning, dyeing and weaving really added to my appreciation of the skill and workmanship in the pieces on show. My own weaving knowledge/experience is from 30 years ago and a little rusty on some of the techniques. I am devouring the accompanying book. Unfolding is on until 19 September. My son Josh Wells had photographs in two exhibitions Emerge:Youth Art Awards and Iris Awards 2015 prize for portraiture at Perth Centre for Photography. This exhibition, closing 6 September is the first at their new venue, a stunning 1911 Federation grand home in Collin St West Perth. You can read about the history of Lawton House at Heritage Perth.
Another visit to REmida to get more
junk good useful stuff. I may even have sourced a good material for the Common Threads Wearable Art competition…A small technical matter of getting paint to stick to it may be the undoing of this idea…lots of sampling required.Some progress in the studio – lots more cutting of very small pieces of fabric, now with a roller cutter which is massively speeding up the progress.And colour…and texture…I’m not sure if these squares will become circles.