Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tapestry by Jennifer Sharpe

Jennifer Sharpe had an exhibition of recent woven tapestries that we visited as part of our excursion to Warrnambool.  It was at the Customs House gallery, a lovely historic building.

Jennifer was kind enough to come and talk to us about her work and answer questions.
Here she is with Cresside

She has recently moved to Castlemaine and that has influenced her recent work.  There was a large number of pieces and she had done some very small miniatures using DMC embroidery thread, a postcard series of doors, landscape scenes, owls,  possums, banksias and probably some other things I can't remember.  It was also well worth the visit.
Some of the pieces were in the TAFTA Textile Forum Magazine in 2008.
She also allowed us to take pictures!

Jennifer and Tim Gresham had been at the week long workshop for the distance education Diploma of Tapestry students and stayed on another day to talk about their own work. (I wrote about these in an earlier post.)

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