A two part exhibition celebrating treasured domestic textiles
On until 10th May 2021.
Part One: The Flour Sack Challenge.
Six artists were given a vintage flour sack with printed branding on it. They are similar, not identical because of the amount of wear and tear on each has been different.
3 artists were based in New Zealand and 3 were international stitch artists who agreed to participate.
There are no restrictions on the way the artists were to work with the fabric. No rules, no criteria.
The works are installed now as part of the Made Over exhibition. Following is a list of the artists involved. Follow the see more link to read their full bios and descriptions of their work in the Made Over exhibition. The work from the 6th artist – Jo Horswill from Australia has not yet returned through the disrupted post. Once it arrives it will be added to the website.
Here is a list of the artists who created works for the Flour Sack for the exhibition, their names are listed in the order of the images in the slideshow:
Dorothy Andrews, Inglewood, Taranaki; https://fromoutofthebluestudiogallery.com/dorothy-andrews/
Jenny Bielawski, Inglewood, Taranaki https://fromoutofthebluestudiogallery.com/jenny-bielawski/;
Anne Garvey, Waitara, Taranaki; https://fromoutofthebluestudiogallery.com/anne-garvey/
Barb Hilts, Toronto,Ontario, Canada ( work being sold by silent auction to raise funds for The Women’s Refuge); https://fromoutofthebluestudiogallery.com/barb-hilts/
Liz Kettle, Bremerton, Washington State, USA. https://fromoutofthebluestudiogallery.com/liz-kettle/
Part Two: An Homage to Domestic Textiles.
New Zealand has a long heritage of handmade domestic textiles, these old and pre-loved domestic textiles fate is often to end up as a “collection” from Op-shops and Charity shops. The artists have chosen items that resonate for them either from the gallery’s in house collection or from their own personal “stash” and re-energised the item as new expressions. An Homage to the domestic. The works were not restricted by any criteria except respect for the original textile.
I have listed the artists and the works they have made in the order of the slide show. At the head of the list are the five other works that are for sale by Silent Auction to raise funds for The Women’s Refuge. More information about the artists is held on their individual pages – follow the links.
Sue Wilson – Our Daily Bread. For Sale by Silent Auction to raise funds for The Women’s Refuge.
Sue Wilson – Pick A Posie. For Sale by Silent Auction to raise funds for The Women’s Refuge.
Gayleen Schrider – Zealandia Flour Sack. For Sale by Silent Auction to raise funds for The Women’s Refuge. https://fromoutofthebluestudiogallery.com/gayleen-schrider/
Liz Sinclair – Wabisabi Inspired. For Sale by Silent Auction to raise funds for The Women’s Refuge. https://fromoutofthebluestudiogallery.com/liz-sinclair/
Liz Sinclair – Edged. For Sale by Silent Auction to raise funds for The Women’s Refuge. https://fromoutofthebluestudiogallery.com/liz-sinclair/
Gill Evans – Doily Adorned. https://fromoutofthebluestudiogallery.com/product/doily-adorned-gill-evans/
Gill Evans – Revivified. https://fromoutofthebluestudiogallery.com/product/revivified-gill-evans/
Heather Wratt – Beauty May Fade But Never Dies https://fromoutofthebluestudiogallery.com/heather-wratt/
Edna Stuart – Brought Back to Life. https://fromoutofthebluestudiogallery.com/edna-stuart/
Janet Robinson – Memories. https://fromoutofthebluestudiogallery.com/janet-robinson/
Bobby Duncan – Washday Blues. https://fromoutofthebluestudiogallery.com/bobby-duncan/
Suzan Kostanich – Nuno o sonchō suru. Honour the cloth. https://fromoutofthebluestudiogallery.com/suzan-kostanich/
Finola Chamberlain – Table Talk – Space to Communicate. https://fromoutofthebluestudiogallery.com/finola-chamberlain/
Stephanie Campbell – Afternoon Tea with Ida and Bessie. https://fromoutofthebluestudiogallery.com/stephanie-campbell/
Jeanette Verster – Handbook for a Future. https://fromoutofthebluestudiogallery.com/jeanette-verster/