Thursday, 7 December 2017

South Group - Pop-Up shop and Gallery

South Group are holding a Pop-Up Gallery and Shop over the December Festive Season, selling handmade wearable art, textile wall art and an assortment of hand crafted paper, fibre and textile items at 41 - 43 Walker St, Helensburgh. The Pop-Up Gallery and Shop will operate from 27 November to 23 December 2017.

The shop will be opening on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am - 5pm and Saturdays from 10am - 3pm. The perfect opportunity to purchase something special in time for Christmas.

Exhibition: Beautiful Swarm by Jan Clark

You are invited to Jan Clark's exhibition...
The majesty of nature is on display in Beautiful Swarm exhibition. If you find insects irritating or cringe at the idea of a swarm of them, perhaps a new exhibition by textile artist Jan Clark will change your mind. The exhibition brings the glory of nature to life in a sea of colour. Clark sees a swarm of insects as evidence of the abundance of life. For her it is life affirming and startles her with the brilliance of colour, texture and movement. Her exhibition seeks to capture and celebrate this display.

Clark's work has always been entwined with the natural world. Completing a Bachelor of Natural History Illustration (Hons) at the University of Newcastle has informed and enriched her textile work.

"I have always been drawn to insects," the locally based artist says. "I lean closer to take in their minute beauty, shape, colour, transparency and lustre."

"I have documented my natural environment for 10 years and this is the basis for my entire body of work" she said. "It encompasses large painterly textiles to smaller meticulous scientific illustration of specific species using coloured pencil. At the moment moths have much of my attention."

Beautiful Swarm is Clark's vision of the textures and colours of moths, with beetles, dragonflies and cicadas. She has used many different fabrics, mostly scraps,  to create her mixed media works. The works are layered constructions on net forming vertical panels of texture, imagery and glitter. The exhibition will give you a new perspective on insects.

Beautiful Swarm will run at Timeless Textiles in Newcastle from 6 - 24 December 2017.
Opening 7 December at 6pm.

Contact Timeless Textiles:
P 0408 483 913

Exhibition: Studio 20/17 Project Space: 2 Exhibitions

A YEAR OF TIME by Bridget Kennedy
6 - 23 December 2017

IT'S BEEN 10 YEARS - Group Exhibition
6 - 23 December 2017

11 - 6pm Tuesday - Friday
11 - 5pm Saturday
Other days by chance or prior appointment.
53 Ridge Street,
North Sydney
NSW 2060
+61 411 808 274


Call for entries: Burnie Wearable Paper Art Competition 2018