Sunday, May 26, 2013

Two new wall hangings by Sharon Shalekoff

Avian Art    
Legend has it that the Bradshaw rock art of North-West Australia was created by birds pecking the rock until their beaks bled and then painting the images using a tail feather and their own blood


And then came the sun

Sun bathing the gallery in magic light when the rain stopped. Hmm - not a very sharp pic - taken with my iPad. Shall have to get better at this...

The big wet last week

The bush was wondrous in the rain

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

More new work. Satin silk scarves by Kate Martin

Kate writes:

"An interest in mark making on fabric has been a catalyst for much of my work, using stitching, painting, dyeing, drawing and printing techniques. I am currently focusing on experimenting and developing the use of natural plant material to dye and print natural fabrics and then manipulate those fabrics into art pieces. The result is a collection of wearable and two-dimensional art pieces.
Windfalls from nature and discards from the kitchen become a source of imagery and inspiration. Everything from Eucalyptus leaves, rose petals, walnuts, onion skins, and flowers are gathered, tied into tight bundles, enveloped in wool or silk, and bound with string. The textiles are steamed and/or immersed and when it is time to open the bundles...wonderful evocative images, patterns and colours are revealed. The resulting textiles possess earthy nuances, which speak of the depth, diversity and the intrigue of nature."

New work

New wall hangings by Sharron Shalekoff


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