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Kathleen Berney, Liz Gemmell, Beth Hatton, Irene Manion and Barbara Rogers celebrate the beauty and diversity of shells. Using textile processes they re-imagine shell structures and markings, revealing the inner dynamic of patterns of growth - multiplication, repetition and variety, division and all-embracing unity.Find out more »
My work explores the effects of engaging with a particular landscape or place, and concepts of time. The fossils of Bow Wow Gorge were laid down in the Permian period about 230 million years ago, when Australia was part of the great continent Gondwana.Find out more »
More images from outer space - that place which is not here, but which lies somewhere between Heaven and Earth.Find out more »
Working with the traditional textile technique of shibori, I have broken down, dissected and/or dismantled my pieces, transforming the familiar into the unfamiliar. I have also dismantled the structure of the square to re-create it anew, at the same time exploring patterns, using stitching and overstitching, dyeing or discharging at each step.Find out more »
This series by Catherine Cloran was made in Spring 2016 during a three-month sojourn in rural Italy. I had planned to walk through the countryside taking photos, however, a broken foot meant that I was confined to the passenger seat of a car instead. In an effort to make the most of an unfortunate situation, I started shooting through the side window. The foreground rushed by faster than the background and seemed to shred into transparent sheets that covered…Find out more »
Fragments, tears and lace by Sharon Peoples is an exhibition of lace-like textiles that explores aspects of the construction, meanings and uses of lace. The lace handkerchief was crafted primarily for its aesthetic qualities and its social references. It was largely impractical, but the lace handkerchief developed into a practical, woven textile which also signified the development of manners in a rapidly changing world.Find out more »
Photographs by Catherine Rogers
Tasmania's old growth forests of the Styx Valley and Upper Florentine marked for logging (2003-2008). Some ten years later these magnificent and complex ancient forests have been laid waste, this vital landscape destroyed.
Barometer's annual end-of-year show based on a colour theme. Red and blue are the colours of 2017 - together with all the possibilities these two colours bring - separately and mixed together. Red and blue realized in dyes and pigments, on paper and textiles, when fabricated into abstract images and designs, or observed in nature and seen in the world around us.
Barometer will be closed from Dec 24 and re-open on Jan 31Find out more »