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From the Bower: Patterns of Collecting - Travelling Exhibition

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Feint Heart. Louise Saxton. Courtesy of artist's webpage

Browsing my news feed on Facebook I came across a share by one of my friends. I loved the images. I clicked the links and I found an amazing artist. And, hurray, she is hosting a travelling exhibition.

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Porcelain Garden. Louise Saxton. Courtesy of exhibition webpage

My new found artist's name is Louise Saxton. Together with three other artists: Loris Button, Deborah Klein and Carole Wilson, Louise Saxton are presenting at Warrnambool Arts Gallery until 12 June and then moving on to Ballarat Arts Gallery from 29 July to 17 September.

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In du lucht springen I. Loris Burton. Courtesy of artist's webpage

The exhibition is a series of installations that feature curious finds, mundane everyday things made into something whimsical and beautiful. Each artist is presenting their own perspective on the things they find: things that we see everyday but do not pay much attention to. Flowers, insects, fabrics, fibers, petals and scraps are all worked into the magic of artistic creation.

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Bluebottle Fly Woman. Deborah Klein. Courtesy of artist's webpage

As Dr Carole Wilson described this joint exhibition: 'The artists are linked by their studio practice, their appreciation of textiles and traditional sewing crafts, their regional locations and connections, and their love of gleaning. Their studio collections range from domestic textiles and sewing paraphernalia, curiosities, natural history specimens, memorabilia, discarded books and china, carpet and linoleum, and old tools of trade. In this exhibition a portion of each artist's studio collection is gathered, in an engaging and dynamic installation, alongside works by the artists which respond directly and/or relate to, their greater collection objects. The exhibition draws the individual artists together into one large 'bower' and creates a space in which the private becomes public. It allows the viewer to reflect upon the process of collecting, gathering and making.'

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Lebuh Chilia by Carole Wilson. Courtesy of artist's webpage

Take a trip to Warrnambool or wait a bit and drive up to Ballarat to see what these artists created for you to see and marvel at.

The exhibition is on at Warrnambool Arts Gallery 26 Liebog Street, Warrnambool.

Entry is free and opening hours are: Monday–Friday 10am–5pm
and Weekends & Public Holidays 10am–3pm

My accidental find is located HERE

For more information on Louise Saxton please go HERE

For more information on Deborah Klein please go HERE

For more information on Loris Button please go HERE

And for more information on Carole Wilson please see HERE

For detailed information on travelling exhibition please go HERE
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Why? From the Bower - travelling exhibition
When: 18 March - 12 June, Gallery is open 7 days a week
Where: Warrnambool Arts Gallery
Cost: Free entry
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