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The Homemade Exchange

I’ve mentioned our little exhibition - the homemade exchange, before, but I wanted to share my final piece with you here. (Sorry if this is redundant for you!)

The exhibition is the result of a playful collaboration. Fifteen artists took a photograph of a domestic setting and then received one in exchange. Each has responded with an artwork, using various mediums, including drawing, textiles and film. The participants are located in Switzerland, Israel, Canada and Australia (including artists from Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Perth). Curated by Demelza Sherwood.

I was given this lovely image, by Emily O’brien,

and this is a little cushion I made in response, it’s called Sunday Sawtooth.

It’s inspired by the traditional quilts I love, especially the sawtooth pattern which has that nice jaggedy edge.  Emily’s image has so many beautiful vintage pieces in it, I also wanted the cushion to work well in the actual space if it ever flew over the world into her living room. I love the colours in the original photo so I ‘sawtooth pixelated’ it. Each little square is an inch and there are about 250 separate pieces in the whole thing!

The exhibition that’s part of Craft Victoria’s Craft Cubed runs until the end of the month, if you want to hear more about it, Demelza Sherwood gave a wonderful little interview here http://www.craft.org.au/news/craft-cubed-interview-the-homemade-exchange/.


So busy! I’ve been working on a really exciting project for the last few weeks. I’m going to be in an exhibition that starts beginning of August so I’ve been busily trying to finish my little piece! It’s called The Homemade Exchange, fifteen artists took a photo of a domestic setting and received a photo in exchange and each of us is making an artwork in response. It’s such a great idea for a show and really free as far as interpretation goes, but the works will all be around 30cm x 30cm which is a great smaller format. I’m really excited to see what comes up. At first I felt a little unsure about potentially exhibiting quilting, as it’s definitely not what I’m known for, but Demelza, my dear friend and the brains behind this exhibition knows what I make for now so I’m honoured she asked me.

I’ll be able to post pics when the show goes live in a couple weeks, but until then have a look at our website! Our exhibition is part of Craft Victoria’s Craft Cubed, which is an annual festival of experimental, skilled and ideas-based craft and design. Collaboration really is inspiring.