Artspace to feature original textile artworks

November 17, 2017 by  

A new textile artworks display is on show at the Whitehorse Artspace.

Called Reflection: Australian Quilts in Public Places, the exhibition features many works by some of Australia’s top quilters, according to Cr. Blair Barker of Whitehorse Council.

Box Hill South residents are among many being urged to attend the spectacular display.

“The show represents wide-ranging interpretations on the theme of `reflection’, is full of eye-catching colour and imagination and is a display of the brilliant skills that turn textiles into art.”

Cr. Barker said this year represents the fourth time the City of Whitehorse has hosted the exhibition.

He said another big attraction at the exhibition will be free gallery demonstrations which will be held each Saturday for the event’s duration, beginning this Saturday, November 18 with Tracey Leonard presenting thread painting plus layering techniques being shown by Julie Langford.

Other demonstrations listed on flyer printing for the event include November 25’s, Sashiko quilting with Judy Robinson Whitty, and using paints and dyes to create fabric colour with Heather Bingham. On December 2, free-motion quilting with Anne Cocks, and surface embellishment with Julie Langford.

On December 9, Heather Bingham will demonstrate textile textures at 1:30 pm, and at 2:00 pm Khai Sayasombath from Brother International will show attendees how to use a scan-and-cut machine.

The final demonstration will take place on December 16 and will feature Elain Maslen and Judy Robinson Whitty with hand embroidery and felt embellishment respectively.

The exhibition ends on December 21.