Last weekend was the opening of the Petite Miniature Textiles exhibition held at the Wangaratta Art Gallery, in Victoria.
I was very pleased that my work The Odd Couple had been selected for the show.
There was also a strong showing from other Canberra and region artists with work from Lisa Molvig, Helen Gray, Dianne Firth, Sairi Yoshizawa, Maryann Mussared, Carolyn Sullivan and Rachel Bickovsky.
The work from the 118 participating artists was of a very high standard. There was a strong showing of tapestry artists with some very fine work from Sue Traylen, North South Weaving; Abigail Howells, Wing Details; and Kim McKechnie, Coast.
Other stand out works for me were Anita Larkin’s Things That Howl in the Night, a series of domestic objects that were covered in a felt of wool and human hair; Mandy Gunn’s Unnatural History, made with echidna spines woven onto fishing line; John Parkes‘ Quilt for the Upper Torso, an intensely stitched reclaimed shirt front; and Ilka White’s Billabong Line 1, 2 & 3 created by threading hollow grass stems on fine thread.
Unfortunately there is no catalogue for this exhibition and photography, other than of your own work was forbidden, so you’ll need to go in person, if possible, to see the work. There are some more installation images on the Wangaratta Art Gallery Facebook page.
The show runs until 22 July 2012.
Opening Hours 12-5 Mon-Tues, 10-5 Wed-Fri and 1-4 Sat-Sun.