FROM RAW BEGINNINGS is our next exhibition
Opening on 28th February – one week away! Less than that , in fact. This exhibition is showcasing some of our recent and not so recent yearly challenges that the group participates in as a way to explore new techniques, perfect others, and generally explore the realm of textile art. We either love them or hate them, but they always extend us and we finish each with a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction with a job done, richer for the experience and all gaining insights and inspiration from one another’s interpretations of the theme or topic. Feel free to come along and visit as many times as you wish, and particularly if you visit on our OPEN DAY 20th MARCH, you will be able to talk to and pick the brains of the artists!
Meeting Day activities
We were all helping Di to sew velcro on to the various pieces of the Brisbane City Scape in order to attach them to the fantastic light hinged plywood base made by Di’s husband Steve, no small favour! Thank you Steve! Once completed, they looked great in place, but I will provide a photo once it is hanging in the exhibition.
Everyone was pretty much finished their Bedsheet Challenge just a few of the girls had some finishing touches to complete. I have a few photos in the show and tell album below as well as what new things some of us were doing. A couple of us seemed to be between projects, well me, anyway. Just doodling on my ipad, playing with design ideas. Jan was working on her next landscape, and is already moving on to her next challenge, can’t wait to start, clearly! The rest of us lag behind. We are still finalising this one I think…. we have a topic and a size, just the nature of the challenge itself to be determined after a little more brainstorming and discussion.
Brenda was working on her SECOND Bedsheet challenge piece
Kim was playing with watercolours
Helen was putting in bedsheet challenge finishing touchers
Di got to work on her next embroidered box
Jan is already working on another landscape, this time of the Grand Canyon!!
Show and Tell
Brenda’s original bedsheet challenge has grown into something different, and is a semifinalist in the AQC Challenge, Borders and Bridges – congratulations!
Alison had an experimental felting day with Donna as mentor – those are to be standing stones, can’t wait to see the finished product
Alison is never idle! These are some fabulous cyanotype prints she has been playing with
After Alison’s recent trip to Japan where she got to try a few new shibori techniques under the tutelage of the Japanese masters, she is coming up with this amazing work! These are cotton! We are all in awe!
Another of Alison’s incredibly defined shibori cotton.
Ryl’s bedsheet challenge, painted and appliqued
Detail from Ryl’s piece.
Detail of Jill’s Dynamic Directions challenge, this is intriguing for it’s use of mixed media! Worth a visit to the show to see the whole piece!
A detail of Jill’s Bed sheet challenge
A detail of Kay’s bedsheet challenge, tilted “Glow”
Detail of Helen’s bedsheet challenge.
Sue showed her latest Lake Kurwongbah piece, a work in progress.
Sue’s bedsheet challenge, titled “Beltane”
Jan finished her “Old Man of Hoy”
Jan also showed her latest work, this wonderful dinghy, another Scottish vista. Love the colours!
You can see Jan’s two works, “Old Man of Hoy” and “Clinker Dinghy by the Scapa Flow” at Bayside Gallery but you will need to visit in person as there are no images of Jan’s work on the website as yet!