All three pieces I entered in Wangaratta Art Gallery’s Petite Miniature Textiles Biennial Exhibition 2016 were accepted, and I’m happy to say are now on their way to Australia. The Exhibition opens on June 4th and runs through until 17th July. All entries had to be within 30cm x 30cm x 30cm. I love miniature textile works and would love to see this popular biennial show. If you’re in the northern Victoria area over that time, you can go to http://www.wangaratta.vic.gov.au/recreation-leisure/art-gallery/visiting-gallery.asp for gallery times and other information.
‘Wave’ 2016. 18cm x 18cm x 18cm x 15cm. Soft sculpture.
‘Fairy Bread’ 2016. 18cm x 18cm x 18cm x 15cm. Soft sculpture.
‘Morse’ 2016. 18cm x 18cm x 18cm x 15cm. Soft Sculpture.
How did I come up with their names? That’s always fun and is sometimes a challenge. Any Aussie will get the Fairy Bread one – non-pareils, aka in Aus as “100’s and 1000’s” are sprinkled over thin slices of buttered fresh bread cut into triangles – a mandatory item on any kid’s birthday party menu. When I took these pieces to my wonderful photographer, Eduardo Baldizan, I hadn’t yet named the other two, and he used ‘Wave’ and ‘Morse’ to identify the pics of each one when sorting their files – and I loved those choices, so they stayed.
With the three pieces, each18cm x 18cn x 18cm x 15cm, plus the weight of the box and paper to stop them rattling around, the total weight of the parcel was only 0.4kg They’re light as a feather. My regular followers recall I blogged about their development first here, then and finally. Others made since these have been in colours other than cream – and the other day it occurred to me it might be a good idea to Scotchguard (r) these, so I hope that helps to keep them pristine.