Thursday, October 20, 2011

Kate Derum tapestry award

I have just come home from the Kate Derum tapestry awards at the Australian Tapestry Workshop.  It was an especially exciting night as Joy Smith was announced as the winner.  Joy was my teacher at RMIT in my first year of tapestry.  Saffron Gordon won the emerging artist section and she was a classmate of mine in second year tapestry.  Very exciting!
It was also good to see work by other people I know, Sally Harvey and Julie Paul (also past students from RMIT).  Congratulations on being accepted into the exhibition.
All the work was great, as you would expect.  There was interesting variety in interpretations and materials used. The exhibition is on for several weeks, well worth a visit.  I may have to go back when I can actually have a slow look at the works, not distracted by catching up with people and trying to see around the crowds.

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