Salt and Silk Exhibition
Five local crafty artists with a combined century of experience are putting the focus on local wares in a joint exhibition.
Weaving yarns and tales inspired by the region’s vistas and experiences, these five artists have never before knitted their talents together.
For one weekend only, Illawarra residents have the chance to not only take in the best of the region’s textiles, printing, and photography but take home as an item to love forever.
Bulli’s Barb Johnson has been weaving for more than 40 years and says she proud to display her unique and timeless garments.
Bulli’s Jennifer Frappell says her passion for a sustainable environment has lead to recycling items into her multi-media art. A trip to Japan lead to a fascination with hand-dyed items.
Wollongong’s Jan Lang loves the emotional affect her powerful, coloured knitted items achieve on wearers of her natural-fibred art.
Figtree’s Sue Walker says she can’t remember not having knots in her life. Since childhood she’s crafted by knitting, crocheting, sewing, embroidering, macramé-ing, screen printing and weaving.
Shoalhaven’s Melinda Tebb has challenged her landscape photography for Salt and Silk, only using her mobile phone to capture the ever-changing but always perfect local vistas.
Thirroul’s Rob Ennik says there’s no better challenge than matching a piece of reclaimed surfside timber to frame one of his bold coastal photos. The veteran surfer and chippy is a favourite of local market-goers.
Opening night: Friday 1 July 2016, 6-9pm with wine and nibbles
Weekend times: 10am-4pm Saturday 2 July and Sunday 3 July