Category Archives: ecological concerns

feminism design craft

My mum came to Australia as a refugee after World War Two; her ship set off from Italy somewhere, got to Fremantle where it was quarantined for a suspected smallpox outbreak onboard. Then she disembarked at Melbourne, travelled by train … Continue reading

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image cluster

 New Holland Honeyeater, Phylidonyris novaehollandiae. Woven tapestry, 18 cms H X 15 cms W. Cotton warp, wool, cotton, synthetic wefts. Studying 3rd year French Lit. Le Cimetiere Marin, par example, I was introduced to the phrase ” image cluster”, used … Continue reading

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sheldonian string theory

A doco about Albert Einstein’s last theory, the equation about everything, updated that scientist’s work with contemporary string theory musings. The opening credits were accompanied by sound & vision of a cellist. The throbbing, vibrating string became the theoretical core. … Continue reading

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Gareth work accepted

I’ve just been informed that of the many works from around the world sent to the first Kate Derum Tapestry Prize, the selection committee chose 43, mine being among them.   Portrait of Gareth Thomas I knew Kate Derum from … Continue reading

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the nature of

Portrait of Gareth Thomas, 2011, woven tapestry, 18 cms H X 15 cms W, cotton, woollen, synthetic wefts. Artist statement for my entry in a new tapestry competition honouring the late Kate Derum: “I knew Kate Derum from many tapestry events. … Continue reading

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