WA INSPIRED ART QUILTERS

Using needle and thread instead of paint and brush the WA Inspired Art Quilt Group, consisting of eight like-minded award-winning quilters, create contemporary quilts that share kinship with painters as much as they do with traditional hand sewers. Setting themselves themes, the works on display represent quintessential WA conditions.

Art Exhibition previously on at Mundaring Arts Centre in Other Metro Perth precinct, Western Australia, Australia.
From Saturday 06 May 2017 to Sunday 18 June 2017
Launch Friday 05 May 2017, 7-8.30pm

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Creating contemporary quilts suggestive of a kinship with painters as much as with traditional hand sewers, the WA Inspired Art Quilters Group seeks to redefine and enhance the profile of art quilting in Australia. Drawing inspiration from Western Australian subjects and conditions, the group of eight award-winning quilters present works relating to their local environment and industries. This unique exhibition will be on display at Mundaring Arts Centre from 5 May to 18 June 2017.

The WA Inspired Art Quilters exhibition explores quintessentially WA conditions. Series 1 considers the local landscape with focal themes Sand, Strata and Salt. In Series 2, Primary Industry, the artists explore facets of WA industry concerned with natural raw materials for conversion into commodities and products. These include farming, viticulture, forestry and aquaculture, and are presented as triptychs of bright fabrics, displaying snap-shots like windows offering insights into WA life. Also in focus are works exploring the Goldfields Pipeline scheme; referencing the unique history of the Eastern region, these works hold special relevance for the local Mundaring community.

Artists Hilary Arber, Roberta Chantler, Meg Cowey, Pat Forster, Elizabeth Humphreys, Stella King, Stephanie Knudsen and Denise Mallon each create artworks in various materials and techniques, including hand-dyeing, batik, hand-embroidery, appliqué, raw edge appliqué, beading, machine quilting, inktense pencil painting and needle-turn appliqué. Each artist’s works display a distinct style which reflects their individual creative practice and experience with the medium.

Location

7190 Great Eastern Hwy Mundaring WA 6073