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August 19, 2009 - August 29, 2009
Open Wednesday – Sunday
19th August – 28th August 2009
10am – 4pm
Opening Saturday 22 August at 2pm by international shibori artist Barbara Schey
A glorious exhibition of small shibori works created exclusively by World Shibori Network Australia members, as a showcasing of their use of natural and synthetic dyes. These works have recently been on exhibition in Paris as part of the 7th International Shibori Symposium at the Musee Quai Branly. Curated by Joan James
Paddington New South Wales Australia
Title: Cast Adrift 1
Description: Black (commercially dyed) silk organza. Shibori de- coloured (with Thioureau dioxide) stitched, cut.
Barbara Rogers has had her own design label since 1980 she has exhibited extensively and her work has been acquired for national and international private and public collections.
Barbara’s work has been included in over 130 group exhibitions and 19 major exhibitions including the USA, Finland, Japan, China, Germany and Belgium.
Barbara’s work can be found in Memory on Cloth shibori now, by Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada.
No 15 A
Normanhurst New South Wales Australia
Title: I Still Call Australia Home
Description: Habutai and organza silks dyed using Yellow Box, Nicholli, Privet and Orchil Lichen, vegetable dyes and arashi and miura shibori techniques.
Barbara Schey has been passionate about textiles all her life. She has exhibited and sold widely both in Australia and overseas and is constantly pushing the boundaries of new techniques for her range of garments and art pieces. Bright colours feature in her work.
Textiles are a very tactile experience for Barbara, consequently the many ways one can manipulate the cloth in shibori techniques to achieve new and exciting outcomes are sheer joy. She has studied the “high tech” methods used in Japan and adapted them for her home studio. Barbara originally became involved in textiles through spinning and weaving and subsequently, dyeing. Her jackets are of simple construction to focus on the dyeing or manipulation of the fabric. Her favourite shibori techniques are Arashi and Miura (which she ties whilst traveling). Examples of Barbara’s work are shown on “http://www.shibori.org/” member’s profiles.
Moruya New South Wales Australia
Studio: Char – Art
Title: Remnants of a Bushfire
Description: Layers of wool and silk, upper layer recycled wool blanket dyed with black wattle bark, mustard burnished, back ground layer crunched silk, shiboried and dyed with black rice and mulberry syrup.
Rommie is constantly experimenting with the combination of ancient and ethnic art and craft techniques and modern technology.
Her preferred materials are natural fibres such as Silks, Cotton, Linen, Hemp and Wool.
These fabrics are manipulated with all aspects of surface design.
In her 2D, 3D and installations pieces components of recycled textiles, fibres and collectables are prominently featured.
The two shibori panels “From Above” and “Remnants of a Bushfire” have been created using various methods of textile manipulation and surface design. Textures and colours reflect the harshness and raw beauty of the Australian bush. Every aspect of the displayed work represents the Australian way of life which Rommie is so fond of.
Alice Springs NT Australia
Studio: Oz Textiles
Title: Ancient Forms 1
Description: Kumo Shibori resist, puff ball (fungus) dyed silks: paj, silk net, silk organza, silk cocoons opened and cleaned eucalyptus dye & puff ball.
In 2004 I was the recipient of Tribute to Northern Territory Women “for contribution to NT Arts & Crafts and as a Volunteer”.
I have lived and worked in Alice Springs for the last 21 years with my husband and four children. My practice consisted of Fibre and textiles – now more Textiles than fibre – however both are often integrated into my work.
Since arriving in Alice – I became a member of Territory Craft – now Central Craft and began tutoring on an annual basis, workshops in Traditional basket making, Fabric painting & printing, Natural and Synthetic dyeing methods, Shibori/Japanese tie dye, Silk fusion, Felt making & Mud dyeing.
My work is represented in collections such as the Alice Craft Acquisition, Griffith Museum, Adelaide Museum, Museum of the Northern Territory and several current national touring exhibitions.
My work continues to evolve in Central Australia, I’m very passionate about what I do and enjoy sharing through the teaching process. What I create is influenced by where I live.