Here is an updated photo of 'Shift Memory' (working title) which will be in the 2nd Tamworth Textile Triennial next year. 80cm wide and only 1.5 metres to go. There is a bit more done than what you can see here. It has started going round the bottom bar and up the back.
In other news Wangaratta Art Gallery has acquired two tapestries from the exhibition 'Reflect' to add to their permanent collection. Here they are:
The work is all ready now for next weeks opening in Canberra. Hanging on Tuesday 17th. There are still places available for the workshop on the 4-7 July, so let me know if you are interested and see the more detailed post below: Canberra exhibition and Workshop
Coinciding with the upcoming exhibition 'Reflect', at M16 Artspace in Canberra (20 June - 7 July) I have released a book showcasing this body of work and the previous series 'Phase'.
It is now available to preview and order from the Blurb Bookstore:
The last tapestry for the Canberra exhibition in June is almost finished. Remember to let me know if you are interested in attending the workshop (4-7 July), and feel free to email me with any enquires.
30x30cm when complete, and by the way it's upside down
Still plenty of work to do on the photos. Here are a couple of possibles to wet the appetite.
From 20 June to 7 July 2013 I'll be having an exhibition at M16 Artspace in Canberra, and over the last four days conduct a workshop in advanced tapestry techniques. In particular the techniques I have been specialising in with my own work. We will be looking at things such as combining hatching and half passing, tips for controlling edges and working over large areas and tight spaces. The workshop will be for people with a reasonable amount of tapestry weaving experience.
Here is a work in progress photo of a piece woven a few years ago. The image below shows a similar detail of the finished work. You'll see that I've woven it upside down, as it is much easier to fill in a tight space than weave a tall peak, especially when half passing.
An example of the sort of things we can look at during the workshop. Please feel free to email me with any questions, suggestions on subjects to cover, costs and to register your interest. There will be a discounted rate for students. The workshop will be over the last four days of the exhibition, which includes a weekend. So you will have the option of attending all four days or just the two days of the weekend at half the price. Remember, tapestry is essentially craft and developing good technique opens the door to creative possibilities.
I will post updates here.
The J.M.W. Turner exhibition will be on at the NGA at the same time, so a great time to visit Canberra.
Here are some pieces, tapestries and photos from last year.
This installation is from the exhibition 'Un:sighted' at Fortyfive downstairs, Melbourne with Louise Blyton, Emma Langridge, Troy Mendham, Lynette Smith and Peter Summers.
This body of work will be extended for a complete exhibition at M16 Artspace, Canberra,
from 20 June to 7 July 2013.
The tapestries and photos are all 30x30cm and the entire installation will be over 40 works in a single line. I will also be holding a workshop in advanced tapestry techniques during the last four days of the exhibition, with more details to follow soon.