Lost 50:193, Anne Kempton

Anne Kempton

Artist Statement


It started at my Mother’s knee, of course, this enchantment with colour, the richness of fabric falling at her feet as she pedalled the Singer. Soon followed skills in sewing, knitting; weaving and needlepoint, accompanied by a hoarder’s hungry passion. Along the way I have developed an abundant collection, drawn from many cultures and points in time.

Then Passion became obsession in Nimbin, where I worked full time as a feltmaker with Polly Stirling (Bush Turkey) and Fibre Artist Sylvia Watt. Together with ten others, we established a supportive and vibrant felt-makers cooperative that created, learned and exhibited together. I also applied my creativity facilitating programs between government, non-government, communities and disenfranchised groups, addressing complex health, socio-economic and environmental issues.

Now My textiles practice and skills in research, project management, negotiation and facilitation provide sound ballast for my passion about the creative process and desire to bring Timeless Textiles to life in the Hunter region.


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