"The Fibre Show - Warp and Weft"
Thursday 30th July - Sat 26th September 2020
‘The Fibre Show – Warp & Weft’ and ‘Looking Back-Moving Forward’ by Pauline Ahern in The Solo Space are the first exhibitions for Blue Knob Hall Gallery which has re-opened after being closed for a few months. Over that period Cafe tables were moved into the Gallery space due to Covid regulations and required numbers. It created a different atmosphere and was enjoyed by those who used it.
Every year the Fibre exhibition has surprised and delighted visitors and the standout work this year is the exceptional quality of weaving by three artists – Wendy Cartwright, Kim Jones (The Wild Weaver), and Stephanie Seckold
The exquisite bodice by Stephanie is made from her home grown cotton. It has been hand-spun hand-woven, trimmed with hand-made lace and dyed with natural indigo dye. This is a very contemporary heirloom piece for these times. Sachiko Kotaka’s wonderful felted pieces, which can be worn or hung on a wall, are once again a testament to her experience, technique and creativity.
The Fibre Show is an annual exhibition which is always highly regarded by the local and visiting fibre ‘fanatics’. The quality of work each year continuously excites fibre artists from all mediums of the art/craft
There is a variety of work on display, with the popular felted work of Melissa Hume and her beautifully crafted vests and shawls with a new design of a neck cowl that would enhance any piece of clothing. Brigitte Stievermann’s exquisitely woven baskets add to the depth and dimension that these Fibre Shows produce from our local community.
This year the artists have brought us a variety of work among which are felted garments, re-purposed clothing, embroidery, tapestry, knitting, crochet, wood, basketry, standing lamp, handmade books and sculpture. Another outstanding exhibition that is all about the materials and crafts that our lives are made of.
‘Looking Back – Moving Forward’ by Pauline Ahern - Pauline is a mixed media artist using, where possible found and gifted objects, exploring many mediums to create quirky unique pieces. Her work is also a testament to the imagination and craft of a well known and loved local artist. As overheard by an admirer of her work, “nothing is safe from Pauline”! Her ability to transform found objects and materials into works that can make powerful statements and amuse us at the same time is a wonderful attribute for any artist.
'Looking Back - Moving Forward' is a solo exhibition that has proved that art, political statements and humour always has a place in our lives, and can inform and move us. Her use of found objects and materials are turned into works that make powerful statements and it is a wonderful attribute for any artist. Pauline is a mixed media artist using, where possible found and gifted objects, exploring many mediums to create quirky and unique pieces. Her stitching and machine embroidery over original photographs printed on silk are a direct contrast in their sensitive and delicate approach to materials. From Techno Masks made from found objects to Eco and rust printing techniques and combined with a fertile imagination makes this exhibition a testament to the scope and techniques that can cross all mediums.
Both these exhibitions will run concurrently until the 26th September and will be open to visitors and complying with the regulations required for numbers allowed in our gallery space.
Blue Knob Cafe has continued to stay open over this period due to the great support of Paul and the volunteer staff who have helped us thrive during a difficult time.
The Cafe and Gallery are open Thurs – Sun, from 10am – 3pm for seated dining and takeaway.
Due to Covid regulations the Cafe and Gallery will be operating with limited numbers for dining and viewing the exhibition.
For any further information regarding Gallery and Cafe please call us 0266897449 or email bkhgallery(at)harbourisp.net.au.
Knob Hall Gallery 719 Blue Knob Road, Lillian Rock NSW 2480