The Richard Randall Art Studio is presenting 'Threads in Common', an eclectic and exciting group art exhibition and gallery shop from the 26th to 28th August 2022. Entry is FREE!
'Threads in Common' brings together a diverse range of arts & crafts made by
six prominent Brisbane artists - Tricia Smout, Wendy Goode, Lena Tisdall, Malissa Johnson, Kym Textor and Joanna Faber.
Each talented artist works in their own distinctive style using a wide range of materials and techniques, yet together they present a vibrant and cohesive display of beautifully hand-crafted artworks including wearables, homewares, jewellery and gifts, to admire and purchase.
About the Artists:
Tricia loves working with all types of textiles, exploring their tactile qualities and playing with colour combinations, using a wide variety of techniques. She is passionate about calligraphy, and often uses letters, words and symbols as the inspiration to create hangings, artist books, sculptures and wearable art.
Tricia's work has been exhibited, purchased and published in Australia and overseas. In 2012 she had the privilege of being Artist-in-Residence at Brisbane Botanic Gardens.
Tricia teaches Artist Books, Calligraphy and Paper Crafts to both children and adults. Details of her artworks, commissions and classes are on her website
Wendy is a sewist, a textile artist and an all-round lover of fabrics. She likes to up-cycle clothing. She finds it very satisfying to give clothing items a second or even third life. Whether it is an old pair of denim jeans fashioned into a handbag, journal cover, zip purse or all of the above. Wendy is a lifelong love affair with fabric.
Lena has been a practising artist for some time and more recently she's decided that being an artist is who she is, not just what she does.
Each piece of work she does is an exercise in creative thinking and problem solving, so it's more about the process than the result.
Lena works with a wide range of materials including textiles, leather, paper, wood, copper and found objects, natural and man-made. She enjoys making marks with pencils, pen and ink, dye, paint, and wax. She has learned to make traditionally bound books as well as artist's books and enjoys applying her technical skills to works in book form.
As a member of QSWFA Kym has learnt so much about bookmaking, felting and dyeing. Indigo took Kym's fancy and she fell into indigo dyeing baby clothes to supplement her market stall. Kym's other love is glass. In search of expanding her knowledge, Kym has travelled to the USA and NZ to do masterclasses with acclaimed international glass artists.
The next stage of Kym's artistic journey is in making glass baby hands. Babies grow so quickly, Kym thinks it is lovely to have a tactile memento of their size.
Malissa Johnson is a Brisbane creative who makes original jewellery and small pieces using a variety of media. The natural world and the environment have become the main themes in her works, where she applies her skills to wearable items that reflect her passion and concern about these themes. Examples of Malissa's work can be found on Instagram: malissaj55
Prints on bags, books, shirts, cushion covers & cards range from eco-dyed botanic ones through personal, photographic images on handmade recycled and botanical papers. Joanna Faber creatively utilises encounters with the natural world from leaves falling to unfurling flowers to present individual one-of-a-kind pieces.
All are welcome to come along on Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August 2022, 9 am - 4 pm daily.
The exhibition is at Richard Randall Art Studio, located at Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong.
Entry is free, and the artists will be onsite to discuss their work and demonstrate techniques.
Bring your family and friends and spend a leisurely day in the Gardens amongst the spring blooms.
These six artists are active members of at least one, if not several, of the following creative organisations: - Australian Textile Arts and Surface Design Association, Brisbane Visual Arts Community, Leathercrafters Association of Qld, Papermakers and Artists of Qld, Restitch, Samford Arts and Crafts Association, Scattered Arts, Qld Bookbinders Guild, Qld Spinners Weavers and Fibre Artists, Qld Quilters, and the Queensland Enamellers Guild. Hence the name "Threads in Common"!