Giselle incorporates the female domestic theme using found objects that imbue memory, time and place, with her handmade woollen felt. In these pieces she has made a selection of virtually oversized wearable pieces that combine objects from the sewing room to the kitchen. The series is called “Ikebana for the body” and is a playful romp with colour, texture, shape and form.
Exhibitions & Workshops
August 2011 - September 2011
Opening Exhibition: Revealed: uncovering the beauty of fibre art. An introduction to TimelessTextiles gallery
A surge in interest in high calibre textile art has prompted fibre artist Anne Kempton to launch Timeless Textiles, a gallery in Newcastle.
“The Hunter is home to a surprising number of leading textile artists whose work I will feature alongside national and international artists in our inaugural new exhibition, “Revealed: Uncovering the Beauty of Fibre Art” which opens Thursday 25thAugust and runs for 3 weeks. This opening exhibition will introduce eighteen of the artists who will be featured in solo exhibitions over coming months.
The inaugural exhibition will be opened by the well known Fine Art Program Convenor at University of Newcastle Dr Kathryn Grushka.
“There is increasing interest and appreciation of the fine skills involved in creating beautiful textiles, the ability to transform fibres into exquisite forms of art.
Building on Newcastle’s avant-garde approaches to art, Timeless Textiles will focus on new works by local and international textile artists using techniques such as felting, dyeing, quilting, surface embellishment and design as well as and fibre jewellery. As well as the art featured during exhibitions there will be a selection of pieceswhich would make unusual and beautiful gifts, suitable for all budgets.
“I have created a space especially designed for fibre art to expose the fine skills of textile artists and to claim its place as a collectable and desirableart form,” said Kempton. “There is increasing interest and appreciation of the fine skills involved in creating beautiful textiles. This Gallery will also offer workshops for people interesting in learning the processes involved in fibre art.”
The workshops will provide an opportunity for anyone interested to experience the wonder of fibre art and textile design in a day workshop – on your own or with your friends. “This is a chance for people to learn new skills, brush up on their techniques and most importantly to enjoy themselves” enthused Anne “I hope to see you there!”