Apr 092018
 

Current Exhibition


An exhibition of carbon, wood, wire and textiles exploring themes of regeneration, revival and affection. 

by Carly Leech and Kendall Bryant

13th April to 13th May

Exhibition Opening: 6-8pm Thursday 12th April

 

Carly Leech, Textile Artist


I have been working in textiles for over eighteen years starting as a weaver. I studied at the Melbourne College of Textiles in Brunswick.
After many years of making flat work on weaving looms I decided I wanted to explore three-dimensional work. With no guidelines, I slowly developed my bowls over two years discovering new techniques and products to help me along the way. I started with bird’s nests, then cups and saucers and now gardens. I evolved my skills into free motion machine embroidery or drawing with a sewing machine to form my new creations. I love the joy they bring me.
I mainly stitch on to yarn and silk forming gardens and flowers.
I am very much influenced by nature and captivated by the different shapes and colours of flowers, leaves, bird’s nests, cocoons and landscapes.
I love the feeling at the end of completing a project and thinking ‘Wow, I made that!’

Carly was also part of a successful exhibition in the Bolin Bolin Gallery , “Triple Stitch”,  in November 2016. Read more.

 

   

Kendall Bryant

South African, Canadian, and now proudly Australian, visual and performance artist.

Drawing from a background in Anthropology and humanitarian work in addition to over 20 years in theatre (as a director, writer, producer and performer), I believe strongly in the power of the arts to challenge us, encourage us to explore ideas and to open our minds to new possibilities.

I have worked extensively in outreach and development theatre in various corners of the world where I became fascinated with the use of space, light, colour, movement and tone to compose a story and elicit emotion.

Recently I have become increasingly occupied with visual storytelling and using materials and mark making to communicate the human experience.

For this exhibition I drew upon my experience as an African, a woman and a mother: the land, the colours, the textures; the power and strength, the fragility and vulnerability; and the raw beauty and relentless tenacity of the mother-child bond.

 

More images from the exhibition…..

    Carly

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