Tuesday, May 10, 2011

My Nanna's Up-Coming Exhibition

My extremely talented Nanna is having an exhibition during June at the Mt Barker Gallery, which you should all come and see if you get the chance!
'Joanne Hughes studied Textile Art, together with other Art subjects at Para West Adult Campus for five years, from 2001. 
For four years, Joanne was President of the Gawler Quilting Circle and co-ordinated eleven local art and textile groups to present the Bi-ennial Textile Arts Weekend in 2007 and 2009...
Currently, she is involved with the Gawler Textile Artists who meet monthly to share ideas and techniques, and takes part in many “challenge” projects with given themes.
 She has also exhibited at the Gawler Community Gallery, the Kapunda Community Gallery, Itch and Stitch, Gladstone, and has work on the walls in the wards of the Gawler Health Service.
Joanne has attended many workshops and classes in various fields of Textile Art, including the Melrose Fibre School weekends for the past two years, completing classes in “Fabric Manipulation” and “Embroidered Seascapes”.
When entering the  Bi-ennial Gawler Art Award, Joanne  had success with “Touch of the Nile” which  was winner of the Textile Category at the Gawler Art Award in 2006, and “Bush Camp at Dawn”which won the Textile Category at Gawler Art Award in 2008.
This piece was sold at an auction for a charity event in April this year.
 Recently, Joanne has ventured into using  more adventurous colours, ‘found objects’ and design to create some abstract and stylized forms of fabric art.'

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