Wednesday, April 29, 2009

arty craft

Two exhibitions featuring textile works that people might be interested in:

Fashion Craft: Fashion Technology
Various artists
UTS Foyer

27 April - 19 May

Coinciding with the Rosemount Australian Fashion Week, Fashion Craft: Fashion Technology showcases two exhibitions that consider the relationship between craft and technology in future fashion and textile design.

Fashion Craft: Drawn Threads exhibits contemporary, collaborative works between UTS fashion and textile designers,students and members of the Embroiderers Guild of NSW.

Fashion Technology: The Rip Curl Project features the work of third-year fashion & textiles students who have created the unlikely re-production of jackets made from the off-cuts of old Rip Curl wetsuits.

Fashion Craft: Fashion Technology will be held in the UTS Tower Building, Level 4 Foyer. Broadway, Ultimo, short walk from central Station. Sydney Australia.

Forgotten Fragments

Sarah-Jane Cook
At The Vanishing Point - Contemporary Art

23 April – 3 May 2009

South Australian artist Sarah-Jane Cook unveils a body of work entitled Forgotten Fragments stemming from a collection of everyday notes and lists collected over a period of thirteen years. From the mundane to the bizarre, Cook has reconstructed and decontextualised the notes, lists, reminders, tallies, jots and messages by presenting them as embroideries on doilies, handkerchiefs and canvases in a gallery setting. Forgotten Fragments investigates the marks left by human interaction, either written or verbal and the transitory words and pictures that are no longer with us.

Drawing on personal experiences as an individual of mixed origins Cook has been drawn to investigating the day to day activities, beliefs and rituals of others around her, predominantly addressing universal notions of ethnicity and its impact on one's own sense of origin and how time and place can influence the life of an individual.

Sarah-Jane Cook graduated with Honours in Visual Art from the University of South Australia, Adelaide in 2005. She is currently undertaking an artist in residence program at Petersham Town Hall under Marrickville Council’s Local & National Artist Residency Program.

At The Vanishing Point – Contemporary Art
565 King Street Newtown NSW 2042

Both are FREE entry, all welcome.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

beady little prize - part 1

These beads are from 2 different multicoloured necklaces, neither of which I liked much in their entirety, but I did have a yearning for some beads in the brown register, to go with my brown boots and a few specific wintery dresses. I pulled them apart and separated out the beads I thought would be nice together.

Finished product was put together while I sat on the couch watching tellie one weeknight last week. Photo of finished product to follow.

skirting the issue

This skirt is the first wearable thing I ever sewed - five bazillion years ago, with Ambiguity's help. later, I took up the hem because I wasn't sold on the length, printed on some of the leftover fabric, covered these buttons with it, and hey presto - detail. Wore it last week for the first time since the remodelling.

very bunny

This little softie is the completed version of one I posted earlier while still in progress. She is a funny little bunny, with button eyes and cotton thread stitching, with recycled bed linen straight from the 1960's.