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October 3, 2018 - October 20, 2018
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.
Trained at the National Art School Sydney, Barbara Rogers is a textile designer specialising in shibori. Irene Manion, who studied Fine Arts at Sydney University and taught art in high schools, works with digital design and stitching. Educated at COFA, Beth Hatton has long focussed on environmental issues, most recently through the stitching of plant materials into sculptural forms. Liz Gemmell, part-time lecturer at the University of Technology, experiments with various textile techniques to develop artwear of geometric simplicity. Kathleen Berney worked with batik and dyeing for many years before establishing her own fashion label, now sold online and in selected boutiques around Australia.
Wednesday 10 October 5.30pm – 8pm
Wednesday to Saturday 11 – 5pm
3D Shibori Scarf workshop with Liz Gemmell: Students will learn how to manipulate the fabric using the Te-kumo shibori technique to form 3D sculptural shapes inside the fabric and to form peaks along the edges using a heat set process. 10 spots available and all materials and equipment will be provided.
Workshop: Saturday 13 October, 1pm – 3pm; Cost: $10
Sydney Craft Week is an initiative of the Australian Design Centre