Posts Tagged ‘untethered’

13th-25th November 2018
Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre
this fabulous exhibition finishes tomorrow, if you are anywhere near Sydney don’t miss it!
Destiny  by Carolyn Cabena
40 x 120cm
Linen, cotton, synthetic
Burnout print, applied dye, hand stitch
“A persona is shaped by experiences and images seen throughout one’s lifetime. These images are embedded in one’s memory forever and cannot be erased or unseen, although some may wish they could be.”
side viewlooking up
Carolyn’s work defined the show for me, loved the layering, exquisite stitching, complex hanging arrangement and how it fit the brief so beautifully
Eye Music (detail) by Samantha Tannous
40 x 120cm
merino fibre, silk fabrics
wet felted
“This felted sound wave conceals a poem by Petrarch, set to music by the late-Renaissance composer, Luca Marenzio, who frequently used eye music in his madrigals.”
Shouldering the Burden (detail) by Jane Bodnaruk
180 x 80 x 180cm
Second hand women’s shirts, netting, clothes airer, pegs, plinth
Hand stitch
“Let us acknowledge un:Seen women, who shoulder un:Seen burdens.”
Blockers (detail) by Desdemona Foster
1.5 x 3m
Polyester, polyester thread
digital print, hand stitch
“Is what you see all that is there?”
Relief (detail) by Helen MacRitchie
one of 4 framed works
32 x 32cm
Merino wool roving and fabric, silk organza, cotton, silk and wool threads
Wet felting, hand and free macine embroidery
printed digital images of electron micrographs for asthma medication
Catching Breath (detail) by Helen MacRitchie
120 x 80 x 10cm
Merino wool, cotton thread
Wet feting, free machine embroidery
“In the UK, asthma affects 1 in 11 of the population…
This work attempts to represent such an insidious contamination through a network. The whiteness of the lace felt layers is spoiled by spreading marks; marks which are in themselves tiny but en masse can prove impactful to the network integrity”
Disconnect (detail) by Kirry Toose
175 x 80 x 80cm
Silk, wool, cotton, paper, rubber
Screen printed, hand woven fabric
Handmade paper framework
“This garment was created as a personal response to the sense of urgency to respond immediately to digital correspondence and Social Media- the inane attachment to a keyboard and the subsequent feeling of disconnect from reality and the tactile, through the everyday urge of the ‘screen’.”
Conversations in Time by Brenda Livermore
7 woven circular columns
1.0 – 1.4m variable height x 0.15m diameter
Paper string
Looping, fringing
“The time spent making these woven columns acknowledges and makes corporeal time spent with friends.”detail of looping and fringing
Common Ground (detail) by Brenda Livermore
54 vessels
8 x 60 x 90cm
Mulberry paper, paper string
Paper cast, fringing
“The imprint of memory on the landscape.”
to see more photos and information about this inspiring group of women here’s links to the Untethered Fibre Artists website and facebook

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

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