Saturday, 5 March 2016

Asian Textile Studies

A few weeks ago I was contacted by two asian textiles collectors, David and Sue Richardson from the UK who have started their own website, Asian Textile Studies. They had found my blog over the internet and wanted to know if they could use some of the photos I had taken of my cloths that I had dyed whilst I was artist in residence at Rimbun Dahan in 2013. Specifically, they were after brown dyes for their last chapter on the website.

Rambutan skins with alum (left) and iron (right) on different silks

Mangosteen skins with alum on cotton (left) and 3 types of silk
Their email to me came just in time - I have been working hard in the studio to finish off a number of naturally dyed textiles for an upcoming group exhibition  about my time in Malaysia, entitled Here & There. So of course I have been cutting up these larger pieces of cloth to use in my exhibition.  If the email had come any later I would not have had anything to give them for their website!

Here & There  will be shown at the Belconnen Art Centre in late April, so I will write a more descriptive post about the exhibition closer to the time.

More photos of my work can be found on the Asian Textile Studies website here.

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