Unnoticed worlds Jan Clark

Unnoticed worlds Jan Clark

Jan Clark Unnoticed Worlds exhibition opens.

Local fibre artist, Jan Clark, reveals the extraordinary beauty in the tiny details of nature in this new exhibition tracking a 12 year creative path.

Beetles, rock pools, ancient forests, are all reflected in the pattern play of Jan’s extraordinary textile surfaces. In this exhibition, her works reveal her sustained interest in nature and our connection with it.

“Bringing this often unnoticed world to the attention of people motivates me to create”, said Jan.

“The world teems with life, beautiful life, and I try to give a sense of this as the constant background to our own self absorbed lives. We come and go, but nature endures.”

Textiles and surface manipulation are the bedrock of Jan’s art practice and this body of work shows a range of techniques and media including dyeing, discharge, printing, painting, quilting, collage, cottons, sheers and glitz. These elements are combined in glorious profusion to reveal a small part of our unnoticed world.

This show will be opened by Trevor Weekes, Senior Lecturer in Natural History Illustration, University of Newcastle, from 6-8pm on Thursday, 20 October. It will run until 12 November 2011.


22 Sep 2011 - 16 Oct 2011


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