Brooching the Subject #2
Brooching the Subject – hand-made jewellery exhibition back
Artists from all over Australia and the world are vying for prize-money and selling their creative wares in the second Brooching the Subject exhibition, to be held at Newcastle’s Timeless Textiles, Australia’s only commercial textile gallery.
Following the success of the inaugural exhibition in 2016, Brooching the Subject returns in 2018, with artists competing to win cash prizes, ranging from $120 to $460.
Artists have responded to the prompt to create a brooch with wonderfully diverse works that have been felted stitched, painted, sculpted, woven or crafted from found objects.
On show from May 7, their wonderfully creative brooches will all be available for purchase.
Perfect Mother’s Day gifts, the brooches have been created using many techniques – beading, stitching, embroidery (hand or machine), felting, painting, pinning and more.
If you (or your mother) love brooches, don’t miss this playful Brooching the Subject exhibition, showing for one week only between 7 and13 May. Opening night is from 6 to 8pm on Wednesday 9 May and all brooches will be for sale.
Brisbane-based fibre artist, Sylvia Watt, will judge this year’s competition. Winner of the people’s choice award, with this beautiful brooch, is Icelandic feltmaker Anna Gunnarsdottir.