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