Thursday, 11 October 2012

More Flower Power

I hope you can find time this week to check out the ATASDA exhibition at Robyn Bauer Gallery, 54 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington. It’s open 10am to 4pm each day until 13 October.

ATASDA is the Australian Textile Arts and Surface Design Association and we are celebrating the fifth anniversary of the formation of our Queensland Branch.
There are some gorgeous wearable, wall & 3D Artworks artworks on display created by leading Queensland & Australian textile artists in a variety of textiles, fibres, yarns, fabrics, papers and  mixed media.

I hope you’ll read to the end of this post to see some images!

Now, back to the Flower Power theme …

I have mentioned the ‘Swishy Swathes’ previously. These garlands of flowers and leaves are strung up in shelter sheds near the Tropical Dome, in the Fragrant Garden, and also in the bus stop.
Now there’s even more!
They are hanging on the fence at the entrance to the Gardens near the Café.

There’s a garland at the Garden Room (under the Administration building, outside the Auditorium)

They are even draped in the tour bus.

TROPICAL PROFUSION ... yet more Showers of Flower Power!

My cousin Gay McEwan had made many of the fabric flowers and leaves in these swathes, so I asked her to help me construct a garment for Catwalk Botanique, the nature-inspired fashion parade that Volunteer Guide Bettina Palmer organises.

I had previously made a tabard which we decided would make a suitable basic design for our project, so I wore this when we went shopping for some filmy fabric.
Then Gay set to work making flowers in all shapes sizes and colours.

I made flowers and leaves in crochet and knitting, and I then wrote quotes about flowers on the fabric.
  • All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today (Willa Hoey)
  • As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life (John Lubbock)
      … and other similar sentiments

It provided a colourful, cheerful contribution to the fashion parade!

I was thrilled when it was one of the images chosen to be featured on our invitation to the ATASDA exhibition!

You can see my garment on display at Gallery 54 until Saturday.

I have another piece in this exhibition too. It’s the square blue collage on the wall in the photo on the left.
At right is a view of the shop area where we are have a great range of gorgeous merchandise.

The rest of the exhibiton is stunning too. I hope you can get to see it.

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