Jewels and Jackets popup exhibition

Fabulous Pop Up exhibition opening Friday 10 November 5.30pm in Wan'din'in arts space. All welcome.
Open 10 am to 2pm Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 November.

 

Hand made, easy to wear and fun garments created by Brisbane artist Libby Woodhams and fabulous 'one off' art jewellery pieces by Kathleen Hunt from Cooran. 

 

Kathleen’s 'wearable art' inspiration for this collection, came from off cuts of electric wires that were left from recent repairs at her home. These wires have been stripped down and rendered a surprising 1.65 kilometres of copper wire, encased in colourful pva coating. Her jewellery will not only add colour and interest but the wearer can be sure they own something that has been created in a thoughtful manner using ethically sourced materials.

 

Libby’s garments reflect her arts practice. She describes them as 'functional and fun' Libby is a painter who captures her ideas using dyed fabrics which are cut up and reassembled into garments. These garments are easy to wear and she hopes, provide a zing of excitement.

 

Her latest creations incorporate her landscape sketches combined with photographs of painted silos printed onto fabrics. The silos at Weethalle in New South Wales by Mongolian-born muralist, Heesco Khosnaran (aided by photographer Millie Brown) encapsulate her thoughts on the 'usefulness' of art – traditional craftsmanship applied to non-traditional canvas in the  middle of the western plains, now applied to garments that are functional and fun.