ebb and flow

Posted: November 4, 2016 by Mo Crow in art exhibitions
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atasda-untethered-ebb-flow visited the Untethered Fibre Artists ATASDA members “ebb and flow” exhibition at Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre in Hornsby to see Jane Bodnaruk’s Rope Journey
jane-bodnaruk-rope-journey-2016Rope Journey Jane Bodnaruk 2016
Handmade rope constructed over a period of 37 weeks
dyed secondhand sheets blankets and tablecloths
jane-bodnaruk-rope-detail-2Jane’s rope making began on February 16, 2016 and finished 258 days later for the opening of the exhibition tonight!
jane-bodnaruk-rope-detailJane’s artist statement
“I started this rope as a tribute to the convict women of the First Fleet. These women were incarcerated in the bowels of the ships, they had no idea how long the journey would be, no idea where they were going. They had to survive and endure for 258 days, from Portsmouth (May 13, 1787) to Port Jackson (January 25 1788)
The rope represents the rigours and monotony of the journey. The process of rope making has entwined my life with the memory of those women. It brings to mind the words of Tim Ingold (Life of Lines, 2015), ‘Minds and lives … are open ended processes whose most outstanding characteristic is that they carry on. And in carrying on, they wrap around one another like the many strands of a rope’.
No matter where, or when we live, as women we connect and carry on through the ebb and flow of our daily lives.”
jane-b-rope-drawings-bookBook of Rope Jane drew the rope each week as it progressed
helen-macritchieLeòdhas Helen MacRitchie
Merino and corriedale wool, silk, flax, linen, jute, stones
wet felting and surface machine embroidery
helen-macrichie-erasaidErasaid Helen MacRitchie
Merino and corriedale wool roving, wool gauze, silk, flax
wet felting and surface machine embroidery
helen-macritchie-detailErasaid detail
kirry-toose-moon-shadowMoon Shadow Kirry Toose
cotton drill, assorted yarns
digital print, hand stitched and painted
kirry-toose-moon-shadow-detailMoon Shadow detail
barbara-schey-life-was-not-meant-to-be-easyLife Was Not Meant to be Easy Barbara Schey (detail)
Silk organza, Shibori dyed
Mary-Hedges-seed-podsThe Beauty of Australian Seed-Pods Mary Hedges
recycled coated copper wire, leather, hakea and waratah pods, dyed freshwater pearls, upholstery thread, wax crayons
brenda-livermore-second-natureSecond Nature Brenda Livermore (detail)
Mulberry paper, wire
elaine-whitton-detailContinuous Life Elaine Witton (detail)
watercolour and acrylic inks, handmade paper, hand stitching on cotton fabric
You can see more of the exhibition here

  1. dinahmow says:

    Once again, you are my eyes. Thanks, Mo 😉

  2. Dotti says:

    Amazing and beautiful Mo
    Love how you look at other artists that feed and support your artist practice!
    Inspired and informed, confirmed and connected to share!
    Looking forward to your next adventure!

  3. Jane Bodnaruk says:

    Mo, I heard that you visited today, sorry to have missed you. Thanks for featuring our exhibition.

  4. Beautiful and fascinating work

  5. Gorgeous stuff just gorgeous

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Michelle))) have enjoyed seeing Jane’s drawings of her rope develop via her blog since March, her Rope Journey is transporting on so many levels, a very talented and committed group of artists.

  6. nancy krampf says:

    thanks so much for this great inspiration. 🙂

  7. vdbolyard says:

    interesting works

  8. saskia says:

    that is some serious statement – re Jane’s Rope

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