Saturday 1 July 2017 | 10am – 4pm
One day Workshop
10am – 4pm ( 1 hr for lunch)
Cost:$150. Conc/WAG Friends: $130
Most materials supplied.
Artist Louise Saxton will share her passion for reclaiming domestic textiles and lead you in a hands-on craft/art workshop, transforming pre loved objects from your personal collection into a work of art.
Choose your own theme or let your imagination run free …… , to create a truly individual artwork. You will play with materials, take risks and use pins to construct an artwork/assemblage.
What to bring
embroidery scissoors ( or small sharp scissors for cutting fabrics)
embroidered doilies, tea cloths, tray cloths, tablecloths (that you are willing to cut up)
If you have an heirloom or other embroidered linens (doilies, tableclothes etc) that you no longer use, bring them to the workshop or, collect some from your local OP shop. Then with a willingness to play with cutting up and reconstructing your embroidered and lace cast-offs you begin the process of your ‘assemblage’.
Louise Saxton is a Melbourne-based artist who was born in Walcha NSW. She trained in painting and printmaking, completing her undergraduate degree in Fine Art at RMIT in 1992; a Post-graduate Diploma in Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts in 1994 and; a Master of Visual Art through the University of Ballarat in 2003.
Over the past decade and a half Louise’s practice has centered on the reclamation and reconstruction of detritus from the home. This has included; the re-use of everyday business envelopes; vintage wallpapers; domestic needlework; collectable and keepsake ceramics and; wildflower illustrations.
In 2006 a travel grant from the Sir Ian Potter Cultural Trust enabled Louise to undertake a month-long residency in the garden estate of Rimbun Dahan, in Malaysia. Since that time her practice has engaged primarily with the reconstruction of discarded needlework, which she regards as a “silent collaboration with the anonymous original makers”.
Louise is represented in Australia by Gould Galleries and in the USA by Mobilia Gallery, Boston MA. Her work is held in regional and state collections in Australia and private collections in Australia, Malaysia, India and the USA.
Places are limited so please call the gallery on 03 5722 0865 to secure your spot or book now!
image Louise Saxton, Wall Garden (detail)