Shadows at Barometer Gallery

Posted: July 16, 2014 by Mo Crow in art exhibitions
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ShadowsIf you are in Sydney don’t miss the “Shadows” textile exhibition at Barometer Gallery in Paddington
Shadows-Liz-Gemmellshibori robe by Liz Gemmell in the foreground
Liz-Gemmell-ShadowsLiz Gemmell and her beautiful knitted silk noile and machine stitched lace jacket
Liz-Gemmell-Lacethe cobweb knitted silk is laid out on soluble material then the grid is machine stiched with silk thread
Liz-Gemmell-lace-detailthe hand of the lace is beautifully soft, delicate yet strong
Beth Hatton’s “9 thong lines” are meticulously woven with  grassy weeds, cordyline and linen thread
Beth-Hatton-4 Beth-Hatton-1 Beth-Hatton-2 Beth-Hatton-3You can read more about Beth’s sensitve and inspiring work on her website
Beth was named a Living Treasure Master of Australian Craft 2008-2010
Baseline: Remnant Grasslands Weereewa / Lake George
more photos
There is also some wonderful digital prints on large cloth and discharge dyed pogaji hangings, the show closes this Saturday

  1. Dotti says:

    Oh Mo, thank you!

  2. Robyn says:

    The thongs are making my heart race! Just wonderful! I enjoyed peering through the window too. Thanks Mo.

    • Mo Crow says:

      will try to get some more photos on Saturday Robyn, Beth’s beautiful work is such an inspiration!

      • Mo Crow says:

        I didn’t take the camera yesterday but had a long chat with Beth and discovered she lives just down the road here in the inner city of Sydney, her work is so in tune with nature I was always just assumed she lived way out in the bush. She is one of the most sensitive & inspiring artists working in Australia today.
        here’s a quote from the 2008 exhibition catalogue “Baseline: remnant grassland of Weereewa/Lake George”
        “… Hatton explained that the most frequent comment about her work was – how long it must have taken to make – as if the work could be measured by time. In fact she says ‘ the slowness of the process is one of its most expressive qualities.”

  3. Carol says:

    Liz and Beth are magic makers, in such different ways. I’m so sorry I’m missing this exhibition. I want more shadows in my life so I’ll take inspiration from your photos.

    • Mo Crow says:

      Hi Carol, Beth was at the gallery today, she is such an inspiration! her work is so beautifully made, coherent with a deep message for the environment along with a fine dry sense of humour, she is truly a National Treasure!

  4. looks like a good show.

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