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Sun, silk and surf: Susan Weaver

Sun, silk and surf: Susan Weaver

Sun and surf meets silk in new exhibition.

Sensual silk meets sun and surf in a new exhibition by local artist Susan Weaver opening at Timeless Textiles Gallery in November.

Better known in the Hunter for her evocative landscapes, which are exhibited regularly at Cooks Hill Galleries, Susan has branched out to create a range of clothing for the Sun, Silk and Surf exhibition.

Using eco-dyed silk, the artist has indulged her love of colour in the beautiful clothing and used the sun as the dominant motif. She has also collaborated with surfboard designer Aaron Frost (from Sealegged) to create boards that incorporate her sun-inspired silk into the board-making process.

“I loved working with the eco-dyes,” Susan said. “The variation of colour and line can be both strong and subtle. Although a fair bit of chance comes into play, I have a good idea of what may happen by the type of folds and objects used to create the patterns.”

The pieces, each of which is unique and unrepeatable, are based on the sun with the circle as a dominant symbol along with radiating lines and clamps arranged to produce hints of skeletal forms. Many have been double-dyed to produce a startling richness in colour and pattern.

“I hope you enjoy the Sun, Silk and Surf exhibition as much as I have enjoyed making it,” Susan said.

Sun, Silk and Surf opens from 6-8 pm on 26 November and runs until 15 December 2015.


26 Nov 2015 - 22 Dec 2015


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