Four Friends, One Weekend – exhibiting the shifts of time through textiles and seasons.
Shifting Seasons: Textile Art Exhibition is an exciting group exhibition and sale event taking over Richard Randall Gallery from the 23rd to 25th August 2019. Entry is FREE!
It's amazing what happens when artists with a common interest in textiles, experimentation, artwork and the sharing of knowledge come together in one place.
Shifting Seasons is the fifth collaborative exhibition of Brisbane-based artists Sue Ford, Lyn Baxter, Tricia Smout and Karoline Cumming and showcases an eclectic, sumptuous range of beautifully hand-crafted artworks including wearables, homewares, gifts and jewellery to admire and purchase.
Each of the artists are from different backgrounds, varying experiences and have vastly different styles, but they all share one important thing: a passion for expressing themselves through textiles. The result is a beautifully diverse array of work that excites, intrigues and delves deeper into the essence of seasonal change in life, love, colour, emotion, family and age.
"Ultimately it's an exploration of our inner-most selves as we experience what life has to give us," explains Karoline.
"Changes and shifts affect us all at one point or another. It's that common path that brings us together as friends and allows us to admire each other as artists. Even though our experiences and stories are individual, the different seasons of life create a certain commonality between us."
On display is a sumptuous mix of wearable textiles, wall hangings and gifts, with most items available for sale. They incorporate textiles, fibres, yarns, fabrics, papers and mixed media in felting, calligraphy, quilting, embroidery, bookmaking, silk painting, eco-dyeing, beading, braiding, polymer clay, silver and metalwork, printing, collage and more.
Shifting Seasons is the perfect opportunity for art and textile lovers to see how the artists' unique styles contrast and complement each other through an exploration of change, discovery and self- expression.
The artists will all be onsite each day to discuss artworks and demonstrate techniques.
All are welcome to come along on Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th August 2019, 9am-4pm daily. Richard Randall Gallery is located at Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong. Come along with your family and friends and spend a leisurely day in the Gardens amongst the spring blooms. Plan your visit by following the Facebook Event.
Richard Randall Gallery is located at Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong.
Come along with your family and friends and spend a leisurely day in the Gardens amongst the spring blooms. Plan your visit by following the Facebook Event.
About the Artists:
Sue, based in Samford, creates extraordinary, floaty silk wearables that are fluidly hand-painted in stunning colours, as well as gorgeous polymer clay and mixed media works.
Lyn, based in Newstead, uses art quilting, embroidery and mixed media to create richly textured homewares, wearables and jewellery with exquisite details
Karoline, based in Dayboro, works with silk paper, polymer clay and mixed media to create richly textured, functional artworks and jewellery.
Tricia, based in Graceville, is well known for her work in hand-bound paper and textiles that use lettering, prose and poetry to transform wall hangings, artist books and gifts into deeply meaningful artworks. Tricia regularly hosts Calligraphy, Books & Paper Classes for all skill levels at Wellers Hill Hub, Tarragindi. Upcoming classes include Introduction to Calligraphy and Making Artists Books (Folded and Stitched). Find out more at Eventbrite.