Monday, 11 April 2011

Wangaratta Textile Project

Not too long ago, we worked together with Wangaratta City Council, Wangaratta Gallery and Culture Victoria on a textile residency project that introduces two artists, Andrea Komninos (who was recently part of Fuse, a group exhibition at RMIT) and Susan Matthews, to Wangaratta’s collections and manufacturing history.

inbuilt by Andrea Komninos.
Woven samples inspired by Tadao Ando's architecture.

Prayer Flags for a Planet, July 2010, Susan Mathews.
Five panels referencing threats to our environment and expressing hope that the outcome is not obliteration.
Materials: Polyester fabrics, disperse dyes, polyester threads. Cotton fabric (backing).
Techniques: Transfer dyeing, machine piecing, free motion quilting procion dyeing (backing).

Ultimately, Andrea and Susan will be creating a textile work in response to their investigations. In the meantime, you can read about their creative journey on the Wangaratta Textile Project blog!

All images from the Wangaratta Textile Project blog.

1 comment:

Belinda Smith said...

What a rich history of textile production in Wangaratta. It was great to read the blog and see that there are still mills producing cloth in Australia. Andrea and Susan's work is beautiful.