Windows and Doors: An exhibition of mixed media by Out of Line
Opens: Friday 4 October 6 pm
Opening Speaker: Madeleine Hedges, Textiles Artist
Artists: Zoe Ferguson, Leona Greenslade, Christine Hoffman, Gena Martin, Sue Morley, Jennifer Morison,
Susan Phillips-Rees and Liz Steveson
Windows and doors are part of everyday life and therefore can become unnoticed as just part of the background to activities. The eight members of Out of Line will use common interests in cloth, thread and stitch to highlight and explore the physical characteristics and metaphoric meanings of windows and doors.
Zoe explores the possibilities of using dissolvable fabric to create interesting, innovative 3-D textures with threads and machine stitching.
Leona works with a wide variety of media including gel prints and quilting techniques.
Christine has honed her skills initially as a doll maker but now works with hand stitch and cloth.
Gena has diverse interests and enjoys experimenting with various techniques.
Sue uses quilting techniques in her art and has a strong commitment to lifelong learning and community art.
Jenny chooses to work on a small scale and explore patterns and colours in more detail.
Susan is at heart an embroiderer and garment maker however she is currently interested in contemporary reverse applique.
Liz creates wall hangings with scraps from her vast collection of materials, including cut motifs from printed fabric and combines all these bits together using free machine stitching.
Out of Line Textile Artists have met as a group since 2007 and Windows and Doors is their fourth group exhibition. They meet regularly to share ideas and encourage each other on their separate creative journeys.
Textile art is a wide field that enables them to use varied interests and skills to interpret a personal view of a common theme. Windows and Doors are architectural elements but may also be seen as detailed wooden textures or dramatic reflections on glass; perhaps they are also openings, closures, barriers, opportunities or helpful frames.
Saturday 5 October 2 pm - 4 pm
Sue Morley and Susan Phillips-Rees
Saturday 12 October 2 pm - 4 pm
Susan Phillips-Rees and Leona Greenslade
Saturday 19 October 2 pm - 4 pm
Zoe Ferguson and Gena Martin
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