27 July – 13 August 2017
Material world was an exhibition of M16 Artists showing recent work. The samples below show you the range and style of the works. Sculpture, geometric patterns, collage, fabrics were used in these works.
July – Aug 2017
An annual exhibition of art created by students in schools in Canberra.is held under the title Ïnto the Limelight. It was exhibited at the ANU School of Arts Gallery. Each year there is a huge range of skills and creativity in this exhibition. The curators take in a big range of ages and the exhibition includes pottery, painting, photography and fashion. There are some samples below to illustrate the range.
Sally Blake researched and found 100 types of Eucalypts in the National Botanical Gardens and then created dyes from the leaves which she has put into fabrics which were on display at the Visitors Gallery.
Most of our fabrics today are coloured with synthetics. It was great to see small amounts of fabric dyed with natural colours. The range was remarkable.
Attached are pictures and the gallery materials.
Until 22 April 2018
The Powerhouse Museum in Sydney does a fabulous job of focusing on design. This exhibition gives a charming insight into the changes in design and thinking about the clothing worn as people go through wedding ceremonies in Australia over the last couple of centuries.
One entry walks you through the early European examples of wedding dresses. They are generally full length and pale in colour but there are strong colours present. The fascinating overlay is the indigenous music playing in the background.
The rest of the exhibition walks you through lots of sumptuously created clothing which culminates in a display of examples of wedding clothes inspired by several cultures represented within the Australian community. I loved one that was made in the colours of the Aboriginal flag.
Pics below give a partial insight into the riches on display.
Until October 8 2017
This exhibition is one of those delightful small displays of recent creative fashion product from student fashion designers. The items on display include great use of shape, fabric, colour and layout. The details of the creatives and some comment are on the web page below and I have included some pics.
28 February – 18 March 2017
Back in March there was a delightful exhibition at the Queanbeyan Arts Centre Gallery that celebrated 30 years of creativity at the Spiral Gallery. The exhibition displayed a wide range of creative arts and styles that are represented by the pics below. I included the gallery list and the ephemera as well.