Beaded Assemblages 1 and 2

2013

Glass beads, thread, second-hand t-shirts, calico

29cm x 40cm (framed)

Bead 'drawings' that follow the colours, shapes and designs found on second-hand garments.  Corporate logos, children's characters, print designs -- all pulled out, flipped, and abstracted through chance cutting -- are reassembled onto calico and filled with lines of beading.

 Exhibited at Artisan, Brisbane in 2013 as part of 'Push/Pull', an exhibition of contemporary needlework.

Foot Piece

(with Madeleine King)

2010

Graphite on Paper

35cm x 50cm (framed)

Commissioned for an exhibition at the Brisbane City Council Library, inspired by the life and work of fashion pattern-maker and publisher Enid Gilchrist, curated by Mark Neighbour.

 

A stencil taken from one of Gilchrist’s patterns for baby clothes is dropped repeatedly from on high and filled with the strokes of a graphite pencil.

Wearer/maker/wearer

2007-2011

Objects and garments, dimensions variable

Photographs by Paula Dunlop, Damian Dunlop, and the participants

 

Wearer/maker/wearer interrogates the myth of the autonomous designer, framed through an exploration of the historical, geographical and socio-cultural circumstances particular to my practice. It examines the bearing of these 'locations' on how I make: for example, my place in the histories and practices of fashion-making, the limits and possibilities of the tools and materials I had access to, and the personal relationships that enrich and sustain me.

Exhibition view, Wearer/maker/wearer

2009

QUT Art Museum, Brisbane