Sunday, 16 August 2015

The Edges of Australia: Ice cold in Tasmania

Ice cold in Hobart when I arrived but the welcome was very warm. It was not all work. I had time to go and see the Art Gallery at MONA. Taking the ferry complete with cows and sheep.
Set underground for the most part the gallery with Old and New Art was eerily strange and at times very disturbing. The White Library a room of blank books,  and Maso Okabe's and Chihiro Minato's installation of rubbings from railway sleepers from Hiroshima were haunting. A visit of surprises and challenge. I am giving nothing more away.

I was delighted to be back with Stitching and Beyond.  They were featured in an article by Textile  Fibre Forum looking at the success of the group in providing valuable textile focus in the Tasmania scene.

Some of the work in progress on the 'hbook Development' workshop and 'From the Land' is shown below. Thankyou to the participants for allowing me to share their work.

Final image is of a the ladies shadow sketching in a bit of sunshine at the fabulous Moonah Arts Centre. On to Melbourne next.


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