Untethered Fibre Artists inTransit

Posted: November 1, 2017 by Mo Crow in art exhibitions, It's Crow Time
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the Untethered Fibre Artists inTransit exhibition has just opened at Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre
Cathy Griffith Transition
100 x 30cm
Fabric, threads
Fiona Hammond Square Peg
46 x 10x 10 cm
Cotton fabric, pearl cotton thread, interfacing, balsa wood, glue
Embroidery, hand stitching
Kirry Toose You are Here
3 garments – Navigate Interchange Destination
(inspired by The Little Prince)
Silk. wool, rubber
Screen printed, machine digitised, appliqué
Jane Bodnaruk Under Sail (Parts 1 and 2)
4.5 x 6 m
Cloth, second hand female shirts, thread
Hand stitched, collaged
For better and worse, the First Fleet arrived in Port Jackson on 26th January, 1778.
Two of the eleven ships carried the 193 convict women. For 258 days, they lived their lives in transit.
One of the many constants was the sail over head.

this is just a small selection, there is so much more to see, visit the Untethered Fibre Artists facebook page for lots more photos and info

  1. Jane Badnaruk…. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee………………….

  2. What glorious and thoughtful work! All of it!

  3. dinahmow says:

    Thought-provoking work.A sadness, yet a gritty and strong realism, which, I guess is what got them through the ordeal of transit.
    I hope some of the anti-refugee clique see this!

  4. Mo, I am so pleased you visited. While I felt that the transit of those women showed a transition from shattered and disconnected lives to some sort of unity (what else could happen with 8 or 9 months at sea). The refugees at Manus share aspects of that – there is a unity in their lives, but only within their dreadful situation.

  5. fiberels says:

    WOWWOWWOWWOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    SOOOOO many beauties her Mo !!!!!
    You’re so lucky to see them up close !
    (envy you)

  6. yvette says:

    tears…also about Manus…….what is going on?

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Yvette))) our inhumane government has closed the refugee centre on Manus Island this week abandoning 600 people who have had to live in wretched conditions there for years

  7. deemallon says:

    amazing work, individually and together — I esp love the map/book up top (Griffith) and the dresses.

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Dee))) I thought of you and your mapping when I took the photos and Kirry Toose is brilliant, her stitching is flawless and she always pushes the boundaries of what a garment can be!

  8. Liz A says:

    Thank you for the link to the Facebook page … I will look forward to following the Untethered Fibre Artists in the future (and to taking more time to scroll back, as there are some great links embedded there).

    Your photos are wonderful (as always), and I echo Dee’s comment on the mapping. The up-shot of Jane Bodnaruk’s sail is particularly inspired with the light shining through … hope in tatters.

    And can’t you just imagine sticks like those in the exhibition poster wrapped in Deb Lacativa dyed thread?!

  9. Hazel says:

    I wish I could transport to this show!

  10. Oooooh, how yummy! Wish I could see it in person! xo

  11. fiona says:

    What a stunning show, full of heart and hope. And the best name for an exhibition I’ve seen in ages! About to go visit the FB page to maybe see more – thanks so much Mo!

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