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An Artists’ Trove

Coming up out of the smoke and ash of the bushfires that ravaged the Upper Murray and a good deal of the Australian continent I find myself sorting through debris of our little cottage where I raised my 3 sons.  

Great River Road Obsessions Exhibition

“This body of work brings together my obsession with the beauty of the now Great River Road and my love of mixed media and textiles. Over the last 30 years I have been captivated by the expanses of mist that seem to create a bridge between the mountains, bushland and water of the Murray River. I find myself continuously, almost in a dream like state, returning to the imagery and representation of sky, water and mountains as an artistic experience.” 

Habitat Weeping

In my work, “Habitat Weeping”, I hope to convey my connection to and love for the Australian bushland which has suffered so much from fire, logging, and climate change.  The silk textiles I have used are reclaimed offcuts from garments I have made, and these have been embedded into a stretched recycled fishing net background then stiffened in part with organic solutions. I have used traditional and contemporary dyeing techniques to extract colour and leaf prints from windfalls left by trees I have planted. My aim is to present the beauty of nature and the poetry within the Australian landscape.

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