Wednesday, July 18, 2007

I would go anywhere to meet up with you

On Friday I'm going to Brisbane with my family for the opening of 'Women in Motion', an exhibition at Pine Rivers Regional Art Gallery, featuring the diverse work of seven women artists, including both my aunt and my mum. Mum has been working on a collection of amazing jackets for over 18 months. We're all really excited to see the show, which includes paintings, ceramics, glass, silver and (naturally) textiles.

'Women in Motion' is on at Pine Rivers Regional Art Gallery, Unit 7/199 Gympie Road, Strathpine. It runs from 18 July to 11 August and the gallery is open Wed-Sat, 11am to 4pm.

The way we dress and present ourselves to the outside world, is a reflection of who we are. It speaks about us, goes before us, and tells a story. In this work I aim to show that you only need one beautiful piece, a jacket, on which to build your story.

An excerpt from Mum's artist statement for the exhibition - you can read the whole statement here.

Unfortunately my photos are all close-ups of detail - because at the time we were aiming for detailed shots that could be used in the design of the invitation / flyer. But I think you can get some idea of what they look like. Beautiful. I'll certainly get more photos at the exhibition.


Donna Lee said...

The jackets are great. I read your mom's statement and it is very thought provoking, especially in our American consumer driven society. I think about the people in the entertainment industry who wear clothes once and can't be "seen" in them again. What does that say? I will turn 50 this year and the prospect of paring down my wardrobe for a few things that work for me is a challenging but exciting one.

Taphophile said...

Oh her work is lovely. Usually I hate the machine embroidery and embellishing because it's usually so tizzy, but her pieces are detailed and spare.

Hope it goes exceedingly well. :)

Jejune said...

Oh wow, they look stunning, I love the grey and black pieces in particular. Hope you have a safe and fun journey!

kms said...

well they really are works of art....must run in the family! enjoy your trip. xx

Rose Red said...

Oh they look fabulous - clearly a talented bunch of women in your family!

Georgie said...

Wow, what stunning work. Enjoy your trip, and I hope the exhibition goes well.

Kuka said...

Have a great weekend - looking forward to catchinig up soon! =)

Bells said...

they are so different to what I was imagining Olivia - but now that I've met your mum, I can see her in her work, I think. Very stylish and attractive, just like the woman who made them!

Have a great trip!

Anonymous said...

your mamabear is SO talented. These really appeal to me - not too over the top or anything, just *divine*

clever mamabear!