Knitglitch’s blanket is on exhibition at Bunbury Regional Art Galleries for the holidays! Visit it in the Archive Room installation space upstairs.
This artwork was created as part of the Awesome Arts Creative Challenge 2015; a program where artists are placed in schools in remote and regional Western Australia. Knitglitch (Claire Pendrigh and Dan Macnish) worked with students in years 1 – 6 in Bunbury’s Djidi Djidi Aboriginal School for one week.
Blanket is a soft, interactive interpretation of the environment of Djidi Djidi Aboriginal School. It is a collaborative artwork made by all the students (totaling about 70) who were involved in the Creative Challenge 2015.
A series of soft sensors made from wool and conductive thread play sounds created by the students when pressed. Explore the Blanket to experience Djidi Djidi Aboriginal School through the eyes and ears of its young artists!
Read more about the project at knitglitch.wordpress.com.
Vessels, a series of small ceramic bowls, is currently at Bunbury Regional Art Galleries as part of the Christmas Shop exhibition. These works were created as part of my recent body of work Tea Seas, responding to time spent in Japan on a two month artist residency.
In this exhibition, the Vessles can be purchased individually at $20 each.
Tea Seas, a body of work created during my recent artist residency at Studio Kura in Itoshima, Japan, is now on display at Bunbury Regional Art Galleries (BRAG). It is wonderfully refreshing to be able to exhibit in the same town that I live in for the first time in a long while!
I would like to send a huge thanks to all the staff at BRAG for their involvement, and to Sharon Kennedy for opening the exhibition.
Tea Seas uses imagery of a primordial sea contained in a teacup. Taking their cues from the Japanese tea ceremony, these artworks follow a ritualistic process of repetition and restraint. The paintings, drawings and animation work exhibited use traditional Japanese pigments on rice paper to explore our own biology and evolution.
Photographs by Taj Kemp.