Love Lace Revisited

Posted: January 31, 2013 by Mo Crow in art exhibitions
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I visited the international Love Lace Exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum yesterday Shona-Wilson-HeirloomShona Wilson “Heirloom”
Assemblage: natural found materials (twigs, seedpods, bones) and found plastic
1500 x 1500 x 60mm
Sona-Wilson-Heirloom-detailIn December Old Man Crow & I visited Shona’s solo exhibition “Platiscenic – Future Remains” at the King Street Gallery and were both totally blown away by her perfectly articulated cohesive body of work. Harriet Goodall has written more about the work here
Waltraud-Janzen-TreeWaltraud Janzen “Tree”
hand and machine embroidery on nylon net, polyester thread
690 x 690 mm
Waltraud-Janzen-Tree-detailThis is my fourth visit to this wonderfully inspiring show, here’s a link to my first visit just over a year ago
unfortunately Andrea Eimke’s  installation “Third Space II” is not on display whilst renovations are being made but I am assured it will be back up before the show closes in June!

  1. They are stunning. Living in the city of lace making, I was very intriigued by these. Not at all like the lace we are used to seeing exhibited,

    • Mo Crow says:

      it’s the most fantastically inspiring exhibition, every time i go back I discover more, decided that 2013 is the year for seriously trying my hand at making lace, something I always thought could wait ’til I’m 80 to begin but my eyes & hands are telling me it’s a good time to get going now!

  2. deanna7trees says:

    that first image is stunning and so timely. i am stitching on paper something similarly shaped with a lace edging. the inspiration was a vintage linen doily with cut work and crochet around the edge that my aunt made long ago. and i love that image showing the stitching on nylon net. i just purchased a book on Filet Lace. it is done on fisherman type netting which i just received in the mail yesterday. that is my lace goal for this year…to learn filet lace. so glad you keep going back to that exhibit. i appreciate your sharing these beautiful images.

    • Mo Crow says:

      yes I have been looking at filet lace too Deanna, bought a book called Needle-Made Laces and Net Embroideries by Doris Campbell Preston & am quite pleased with how the fishnet lace on the Flame Tree Solstice scarf has come along this week, will post about it again soon.Love what you’re doing with mapping memory. Have a look at the cut paper work of Helen Pynor, she has made lace like images from ordance maps & also knits with human hair

  3. Valerianna says:

    Amazing work!! The shadows on the lacey tree are magnificent. The tree is so like the white ink trees I’ve been drawing, though I don’t get those shadows working on paper. Unless I do paper cuts… which I think I might not. Anyway, off on a tangent. These were great, thanks for sharing!!

    • Mo Crow says:

      I keep coming back to that lace tree & finally caught a decent photo it’s so beautifully made and relates to my years as a glass engraver where you carve the light and leave the glass clear for the darkness

  4. Christina says:

    Wow, these are just amazing Mo! That gorgeous tree just blew me away.

    • Mo Crow says:

      Christina if you can get yourself over here to Sydney before June you would love the show it is so inspiring, I have spent hours there each visit, the website is fabulous too.

  5. dinahmow says:

    In another life I used to do some free form embroidery, but nothing like these gems! That cheong-sam is amazing!
    I wonder if I could squeeze a weekend in Sydney…
    Thanks for the link, Mo.

  6. Isn’t that tree amazing, such stunning work.

  7. Carol says:

    Mo, this is obviously a must see exhibition! Surely I can get there before June! I especially like Shona’s work but the tree has a touch of real magic. Thank you for sharing this.

  8. nadia says:

    I’m dazzled!

  9. fiberels says:

    WOW …. and again WOW what a great exhibition, Mo !!!

  10. Robyn says:

    Catching up with posts…. and oh how wonderful is Shona’s “Heirloom” ! I can’t wait to follow the links. I also loved the raven with the new brass key.

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