The Poetry of Place by Virginia Kaiser (1945-2012)

Posted: September 3, 2014 by Mo Crow in art exhibitions, It's Crow Time
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2014kaiser1Sturt Gallery has brought together a fabulous retrospective honouring Virginia Kaiser’s work and process, the show closes this Sunday so if you are in the area don’t miss it!
Desert-Totems-by-Virginia-KaiserDesert Totems”  by Virginia Kaiser
Mexican Fan Palm sheath, River Red Gum, linen thread
Container-Virginia-KaiserContainer” by Virginia Kaiser
Bangalow Palm sheath & Palm hair
Baggage-by-Virginia-KaiserBaggage 2005” by Virginia Kaiser
Bangalow Palm sheath with leather trim
Cylinder-2005-Virginia-KaiserCylinder 2005” by Virginia Kaiser
Dragon Tree, Palm Fruit Stalks, dyed rattan
process tools, unfinished works, drawings, raw materials and photographs were all on display helping us understand the depth and spirit of Virginia’s investigations of place through her materials
process1unfinished baskets and materials
process2I loved seeing these beginnings
process3notes & drawings
Turn-Back-by-Harriet-GoodallTurn Back” by Harriet Goodall
Also on show was the work of reknowned fibre artists paying homage to Virginia’s influence and teaching skills
Here’s some links to see more of Virginia’s work
The Poetry of Place -the fibre art of Virginia Kaiser (1945-2012) at Sturt Gallery
Lost Bear Gallery
browngrotta arts
Craft Arts issue no 91
The Forest Comes to Ararat
Object Project Space 2007
Outback Stories 2010
The Powerhouse Museum –  a basket made of plant fibres ,1986
Sturt-Gallery-magnoliathe garden at Sturt Gallery


  1. dinahmow says:

    And all my palm trash goes to the shredder to return as mulch!

  2. deemallon says:

    sometimes the things I love most at a show of this caliber, are the drawings! That’s not the case here, there is too much else that grabs me (the tall stalks stuck in a drum; that cylinder with ochre-colored flanges; the desert totems). thanks for sharing.

  3. This appears to be quite an impressive exhibit, Mo. Thanks for sharing your photos of this wonderful work, since most of us won’t get to see it in person!

  4. Yvette says:

    Again Mo… You show us heavenly beauty of not yours than others

    Love to OLd crow too

  5. Carol says:

    Breathtaking! So sorry not to see this in person but thank you for your lovely photos. So much to take in, and I love the tools – always wonderful to get an insight into process. I have bits of palm fronds and “hair” in my stash but I wish I had the ability to make such wonders as these.

  6. karen says:

    I love each one of these pieces but do you know what set my heart fluttering? The page, the beautiful, fascinating page….

  7. Robyn says:

    I enjoyed that! Thanks Mo.

  8. Patricia says:

    her work holds such a clear love of place…thank you for sharing this fine tribute. blessings sent her way

  9. jude says:

    lovely work, loving the addition of notes and drawings.

    • Mo Crow says:

      Virginia’s work in process, drawings, notes and tools are a rare & intimate sharing as are yours Jude, on your blog and in your Diairies series & thankfully you are still with us here on the planet!

  10. Thank you for sharing pictures of her beautiful art/craft, Mo. Amazing pieces!

  11. Helen says:

    Beautiful just like Virginia herself, thank you for sharing

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