‘Interwoven’ is a group exhibition that brings together weavers, basket makers and creators from the Bega Valley and beyond to be held at Spiral Gallery 4-30 November 2016. Come and meet the artists at the exhibition opening on Friday 4th November at 5pm.
Artists will explore new forms of artistic expression combining natural and waste products with different weaving techniques. The exhibition will showcase repetitive processes and demonstrate the aesthetic consideration each artist uses to resolve and produce their ‘Interwoven works’. The works are a combination of sculptural and functional pieces – woven baskets, woodwork, textiles, jewellery, installation and sculptures.
Basket making and weaving techniques are some of the oldest known crafts. The technique of weaving has been passed along generations, re-discovered, and is still being expanded upon today.
In early years, the various basket sizes, shapes and weaves were determined largely by the uses for which they were required such as storing and carrying goods. As soon as people were able to plait fibers together, they began to experiment with woven structures and containers. Come and check the interwoven exhibition 4-30th November 2016.
The weavers, basket makers and creators from the Bega Valley include Gabrielle Powell, Cathy Jarratt, Rhonda Ayliffe, Gabrielle McGrath, Trish Castillo, Noe Lumby, Claudia Tasche, Hilary Peterson, Nancy Brunton, Sharon Stevens, Robyn Levey, Steve Stafford joined by Roslyn Holmes Batemans Bay, Meredith Peach Moss Vale, Jenny Manning and Ann McMahon from Canberra. These creators are responding to the theme Interwoven and possess great patience, skill and knowledge of their techniques and materials. The artists use a variety of materials such as steel, grass, bark, wool, wood as well as wire and recycled materials. These innovative makers are always experimenting with fibres – if it’s flexible; someone is probably weaving it!