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Side By Side – Joint Exhibition of Jeanette Gillies and Jennifer Paterson.

10th November – 19th December 2022

Jeanette and Jennifer are twin sisters who live a great distance apart but who share a strong creative energy.

Jeanette works primarily as a quilter. Based in Wanaka much of her work is informed by the local scenery but then there have also been inspirational travels such as Antarctica and St Georgia Island. From that trip Jeanette wanted to capture the yellow eyed penguins delightful behaviour and antics. 

Jeanette’s Quilt.
The Penguins  “Chatting”  30x30cm

Jennifer talks about her diverse range of works in the exhibition:

This series is about layering. We layer everything we do, the way we dress, serve food, garden, think and plan, so it makes sense to layer textiles.  The outcomes can be quite varied and thought provoking.

The rust on pieces was transferred to the silk with objects like a grater, electric hedge trimmer blade and roofing iron. As an alternative to rusted objects plant material was used to botanically dye the silk.

Each hanging has its own special interpretation of the rust and plant impressions.  The black and natural coloured silk offers diversity. Colourful scarves, alongside botanically dyes scarves and journals with leaf imprints and fabric pages, support the wall art. 

Jennifer’s Wall Piece.