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Three Forces of the Soul – St Hildegard Collaboration

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2017-02-27T15:02:28+00:00

Three Forces of the Soul WHAT: Exhibition, Performance and DATES: 9th – 11th September 2016 Friday 9th September 7pm - Opening Performance Saturday 10th September 10am – 4pm Free Talks, Demonstrations & Exhibition Sunday 11th September 10am – 3pm Hildegard Sensory Workshop WHERE: Imperial Hotel Art Space, 80 Memorial Road, Eumundi  BOOKINGS: www.threeforces.com.au Three Forces of the Soul was a collaborative event celebrating the musical, healing and artistic passions of twelfth-century mystic, Hildegard of Bingen. Three major threads of her work were brought together by Amanda Cole (Mezzo-Soprano), Heidi Merika (naturopath and medical), and Anne Harris. This Event was held as [...]

Skin Deep – 2016 Finalist in the Milburn Art Prize

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2017-02-27T15:02:29+00:00

Milburn Art Prize, is the Brisbane Institute of Art's (BIA) Annual Prize Gallery hours: 10am to 4pm  Weekdays 41 Grafton St, WINDSOR, Qld 29 April  to  13 May, 2016   ALSO selected for, Who is Looking at You, Cambridge Studio Gallery’s annual Portrait Prize February 2016 52 Cambridge Street, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia Skin Deep – Self Portrait  Mixed Media Hemp Canvas and Silk Thread, 64 x 64cm Stinging Nettles are used to make the pigment for this portrait, their sting is only skin deep. However, the plant itself has many beneficial qualities both to humans and the soil. The cancer I had [...]

Inbetween – Featured Cover Eumundi Green 2016

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2017-02-27T15:02:29+00:00

      In between Medium: Mixed media textiles (2015) Dimensions: 65 x 117 x 4 cm Inbetween Artist Statement: We are in-between, between the coast and the hinterland, between Noosa and Eumundi, our lives are spent travelling in-between places. The beauty of the surrounding scenery, the eucalyptus trees that are forever present, their shadows and grace. The leaves slowly moving in the wind, sometimes falling, leaving traces of colour on the ground as they decay. I have used the pigment and the actual leaves from one of our local trees to dye this work. The shadows in-between remind me of the [...]

The Notion of an Ordinary Yarn

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2017-02-27T15:02:29+00:00

Exhibition ‘Notions of an Ordinary Yarn’ OFFICIALLY OPENED: Friday 23rd October at 6pm  DATES: 23rd October to 6th December 2015 Noosa Regional Gallery, Pelican Street, Tewantin, Qld, Australia The story of the everyday fascinates me, I find beauty and rhythm in my surroundings and ways to use this to record and tell the stories. As art has from the beginning of time, told the stories before me. I use the places and people as inspiration, raising the status and acknowledging the ordinary lives of the everyday. I choose to use craft based practices, I find this helps make direct links between [...]

Unresolved

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2017-02-27T15:02:29+00:00

Unresolved - (Installation) photo by Tony Webdale Hemp Canvas & Silk Cotton Hemp Swatches Eco Dyed, Wooden Chair 1700mm x 1300mm This work is from the body of work Lovingly Interrupted exhibited in 2014 at Gallery 159 Brisbane. The installation Unresolved is the final piece made for a mentored exhibition in 2014. I had visions of perfection, the most spectacular work accomplished so far. After months of preparation, I unrolled the dyed work to great disappointment. Nothing like I had hoped. And so it became an installation of unresolved ideas. The process for this work included collecting leaves, documenting place [...]

Materials of Place

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2017-02-27T15:02:29+00:00

MATERIALS OF PLACE EXHIBITION CONTINUES NOW SHOWING: The Design Co-Op WHERE: 14 Mary Street, Noosaville, Qld FROM: Tuesday 24th June 2014 7 Days 9am-5pm ORIGINAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCY: June 2014 WHERE: The Cooroora Institute, Cooroy, Qld, AUSTRALIA WHAT: Exhibition, Artist Talk and Facilitated Masterclass As the Winter artist in Residence at The Cooroora Institute, this body of work records the story of place, by collecting windfall from the surrounding plants and using them to make images on fabric the stories that are part of the landscape emerge. The images recorded are not an obvious reproduction of the visual aspects that [...]

Eco Stitching and Doodling

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If I were a painter I would have books full of sketches… but as a dyer I have drawers full of fabric… While learning my craft I make endlessly and here is a beautiful way I can use some of my learning to share… It helps me to be freer with my experiments and playing. I call them Eco Doodles. The process used is predominantly ‘eco dyeing’ which is a method developed by India Flint, and this is combined with traditional Japanese Shibori folding and bundling techniques. This is overstitched, I have a passion for keeping womens work and hand [...]

Scarves to Beautify the World

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These unique scarves are hand dyed in Australia, using locally sourced dyestuff, everything used to produce these beautiful patterns comes from the earth and can go back without causing any harm.  To own and wear something individual and handcrafted helps you develop your own style and stay true to yourself, your own inner strength and beauty becomes timeless. Please email me anne@anniesworkroom.com.au if you would like to see the latest range of scarves available for purchase.             

Place and Time

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The recording of place and time by collecting windfall from the surrounding plants and using them to make images on fabric helps me make sense of where I belong, and of the stories that are part of that. The images that I record are not an obvious reproduction of the visual aspects that you see, they record the essence of what has happened there, both in the now and the history of the place. What has been introduced to the garden, unwanted weeds and the original habitat, it documents what was in abundance and what was falling off, the season, [...]

Lovingly Interrupted

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2017-02-27T15:02:32+00:00

Digital image installation by Anne Harris, photograph by Tony Webdale LOVINGLY INTERRUPTED + EXPRESSIONS OF LOVE II EXHIBITION ...... COMES TO BRISBANE OPENING: 14 SEPTEMBER3.30pm  DATES: 14 TO 28 SEPTEMBER 2014 WHERE: TAFTA (THE AUSTRALIAN FORUM FOR TEXTILE ARTS), GALLERY 159, 159 PAYNE ROAD, THE GAP, BRISBANE - http://tafta.org.au/gallery-159/ Open 11 to 4pm Saturday and Sunday or by appointment. Call 0433 162 847 Lovingly Interrupted is a collection of art and objects created to tell the story of being a mother, wife, sister, daughter. In this series, images are created that are both beautiful and thought provoking, these document the continual interruptions that punctuate our [...]

No Time to Dye

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"No Time to Dye" The idealism of the perfect family, underpins a mothers desire to have time to herself. Anne Harris 310x320mm Eco Dyed Silk Cotton with Silk and Wool Thread. The play on words relates to the process that I spend so much time thinking about, using natural plant matter to dye and make images underpins a lot of my work. Constantly being in a frustrated state of balancing my creative pursuits, my own needs, and the family demands, provides the insight for my work. I have a burning desire to create something, that is just about me as [...]

Viable Nature

2017-02-27T15:02:32+00:00

Viable Nature. The hidden fear and anxiety of pregnancy... and the miracle growing inside. Anne Harris 2013 310x410mm Eco Printed and Stitched Wool /Silk/Cotton I am drawn to images of the ideal  life and representations of things that look perfect, but have underlying cracks and a dark side. Sometimes the journey to motherhood is incredibly beautiful and sometimes it is gut wrenching and incredibly raw full of twists and turns that tear you apart, mostly these are hidden behind a shroud of social correctness. My passion for the environment underpins all that I create. I am a gatherer, I try [...]