Colours of the Outback
From Friday 14th February 2020 until Monday 1st March 2020.
"Colours of the Outback" features works by twelve textile artists, inspired by the unique colours of the Australian Outback.
The artists are members of Wednesday Felters Group of the Hand Spinners and Weavers Guild.
The group set themselves a challenge for 2019 to draw on the rich range of colours offered by the Australian Outback, and capture that in felted works. Inspiration has ranged from paintings by bush artists, aerial photographs, time spent camping and for some, drawing on personal experience of life in the Outback.
Just as the inspiration was diverse, so is the art work. The palette ranges from the subtle pinks and greys of salt fields, to rich reds of deserts, through to contrasting blue and oranges of gorges.
There are over thirty works on display. All pieces are hand felted using wool, and many incorporate other materials, to create richness of texture and colour.
The Wednesday Felters meet twice per month to share knowledge and skills in the wet felt-making process for the sheer joy of creating.
The group meets at the Hand Spinners and Weavers Guild SA.
The Guild Hall and Little Glory Gallery are located at
196 South Road, Mile End, South Australia.
(A parking lot at the rear of the complex is accessed from Lurline St.)
The members ranges from experienced felt-makers to complete beginners. Sometimes a project idea is shared, developed from a demonstration by one of the experienced members.