Monday 11 March | 10am – 4pm
Cost: $150. Conc/WAG Friends $130
(1 hour for lunch)
This workshop is now fully booked
Memory and paying homage to past labour and past lives are integral elements of Louise Saxton’s – The Linen Project, on show at Wangaratta Art Gallery from 9 Feb – 31 March 2019.
Louise Saxton is a mixed media and assemblage artist and during this exclusive one-day workshop she will share aspects of her unique process of reimagining and reconstructing everyday needlework.
Each participant will create their own monogram artwork, which pays homage to someone they wish to be remembered. During the workshop participants will work with traditional alphabet embroidery transfer patterns to create their own unique ‘memento monogram’ from reclaimed needlework, pins and tulle.
What to bring
embroidery scissors ( not too small)
embroidered doilies, tea cloths, tray cloths, tablecloths (that you are willing to cut up)
Gallery will provide
For lunch break, BYO or explore local Wangaratta cafes.
Louise Saxton is a Melbourne artist who was born in Walcha NSW. Trained in painting and printmaking she attained her Fine Arts Degree at RMIT University; a Post-graduate Diploma in Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne and; a Master of Visual Art through Arts Academy, University of Ballarat.
Over the past eighteen years 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; wild flower illustrations.
In 2006 a travel grant from the Sir Ian Potter Cultural Trust enabled the artist 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”. The artist has undertaken other residencies in France in 2010, Mexico in 2014 as well as Caritas Christi Kew in 2013 and 2016-2018.
Louise was awarded a grant from the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria, for the development of Sanctuary, a solo exhibition held at Heide Museum of Modern Art in 2012. This major body of work in reclaimed textiles led to Louise’s representation in Australia by Gould Creative (formerly 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.