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Fabric for Life is hosting a quirky and highly creative exhibition entitled Glow, featuring handmade lampshades with Australian Indigenous fabrics. This is your chance to spice up your life and your home with beautiful handmade fabrics. There is sure to be plenty of diverse designs on show to delight Adelaidians.
Glow: Lampshades handmade from Australian Indigenous fabric - Image Fabric for Life Facebook Page
Indigenous Textiles and Design In recent years, there has been a revolution in the development of textiles and design in Indigenous communities across Australia. These lampshades have been handcrafted to showcase the spectacular fabrics that are being hand-printed in workshops in remote aboriginal art centres in the Northern Territory and Western Australia. The artists draw on their land for their inspiration and share their stories and deep connection to country with us through their designs.
Pair of lampshades made from Injalak Arts, Waterlillies linen fabric designed by Eva Nganjmirra. Vintage lamp bases. Image Fabric for Life Facebook Page
Every lampshade is unique. Large and small lampshades in a range of fabrics for floor and table lamps will be included. Lampshades can also be manufactured to order. The Art Centres involved include Babbarra Designs and Injalak Arts from Arnhem Land, NT, Merrapen Arts from Daly River, NT and Nagula Jarndu from Broome WA. All fabrics have been bought directly from the art centres to ensure that profits are returned directly to the art centres and the artists.
Lamps shades from left: Frangipani Flowers by Lorraine Hunter of Nagula Jarndu. Seed Pod by Gracie Kumbi of Merrapen Arts. Fish Net by Kieren Karritpul of Merrapen Arts - Image Fabric for Life Facebook Page
Fabric for Life Fabric for Life specialise in the conservation, restoration and display of new and antique textiles from around the world and sell a curated collection of handcrafted textiles.
Two new lampshades for Glow made from handprinted fabrics from Nargula Jarndu, Broome. Magabala (Bush banana) designed by Martha Lee on the left and Poinciana Seed Pods by Gabriella Baxter - Image Fabric for Life Facebook Page
Adelaide Fringe Show Don't miss this Adelaide Fringe art show at Adelaide's own Fabric for Life. This is the opportunity to source handmade lampshades made from all Australian Indigenous handprinted fabrics from remote aboriginal communities, including Injalak Arts, Merrapen Arts, Babbarra Design and Nagula Jarndu. On show 24 February to 4 March, 2021.