Material Things

Libby ApplePickingSaints

©Libby Schrieber Apple Picking Saints, silk cut linoleum print

There's a little number that's been tucked away at the back of my wardrobe for what seems like a life time.  I remember wearing that cheeky llittle hot pink shirt to a significant dinner with a significant other.  That collection of cotton fabric, buttons and thread, assembled into a garment, has always reminded me of that moment. I haven't worn it for years but I simply can't part with it or the memory it evokes.

So no surprise that when the invite to this exhibition came across my desk, I felt compelled to go. Material Things began with Libby Schrieber's idea that clothing can tell stories. The more she thought about it, the more possibilities presented themselves.

"There's a whole world of stories and history and gender issues in what we wear."

So she gathered together three like minded print makers to add their own interpretations to her original idea. What has resulted, is a fine printmaking exhibition "exploring the use of fabric in our society".

"Libby is inspired by portraits of royalty and religious figures from the past as well as present day characters." from an email  8/10/12, M. Burton

Libby GardenAngel copy

©Libby Schrieber Garden Angel,  silk cut linoleum print

Mirranda Burton has been prominent on Isiiad's radar in the last week or so. On Wednesday 3rd of October she was the Red Chair presenter.  In addition to her  printmaking skills, she's also an accomplished animator.  So it was pretty special to see footage of that side of her work at the Red Chair.  

Given that Mirranda is presently an artist in residence at Dunmoochin, she's been revelling in having 24 hour access to Clifton Pugh's printing press.  All of the work she exhibited in Material Things was produced on that press.

M Burton material girl

©Mirranda Burton Material Girl, silk cut linoleum print

"Inspired by her experience of moving from the city to the bush. Mirranda Burton creates playful dialogues between the material and natural world." from an email 8/10/12, M. Burton

M Burton cotton fields

©Mirranda Burton Cotton Field, silk cut linoleum print

Kylie Shear Magic

©Kylie Sirett Shear Magic, silk cut linoleum print 

"Kylie’s intimate still life prints explore sewing implements, fashion accessories and furnishings from a bygone era." from an email 8/10/12, M. Burton

Kylie LookingIn

 ©Kylie Sirett Looking In, silk cut linoleum print

Maria Catherine copy

©Maria Barbaro Catherine, silk cut linoleum print

"Maria’s fluid lines echo the romantic elegance of beautiful gowns in fine silks and delicate textures." from an email 8/10/12, M. Burton

Maria TheBodice

©Maria Barbaro  The Bodice, silk cut linoleum print

The Material Girls

The four 'material girls',  clockwise left to right, Kylie Sirett, Mirranda Burton, Libby Schreiber, Maria Barbaro.

Take advantage of a unique opportunity to 'Meet the Artists',  Eltham Library Gallery, Sunday, October 21st, 2:30pm-4pm (Please note change of time from 1-3pm as previously advertised.)

Material Things  4th - 29th October 2012.  Eltham Library Community Gallery, Panther Place, Eltham.

 

 

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