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Australia Naturally

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

Barbara Rogers

Paddington New South Wales  Australia


Title: Cast Adrift 1
Description: Black (commercially dyed) silk  organza. Shibori de- coloured (with Thioureau dioxide) stitched,  cut.

Artist Statement
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
Barbara Schey

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.

Artist Statement
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.

No 9A
Rommie Gerber-Reddington.

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.

Artist Statement
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.

No 6A
Philomena Hali

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.

Artist Statement
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.


August 19, 2009
August 29, 2009


13 Gurner Street
Paddington, NSW 2021 Australia
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