Project Description

Lost Arts… and Found

What: Exhibition and Workshops
Dates: Opening Friday 3 March 5.30pm
Open 7 Days until 18th June 2017
Where: Wan’din’in Artspace
Visitor Heritage Centre, Corner of Memorial Drive and Gridley Street, Eumundi, Qld. Australia

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Workshop Bookings Essential:

Workshop : The Art of String

Date: Friday May 26th
Time: 10 – 1pm
Location: Discover Eumundi, Memorial Drive, Eumundi, Qld, Australia
Learn the age old technique of string making and its traditional uses. You will learn about different plants and materials that can be used to make string, from plant fibre.
Cost: $45 per person ($35 Concession)
No Experience Necessary, suitable for ages 15 – 110 years.

I know not what I do
Mixed Media, Natural Fibre
1500mm x 800mm

When we look at an object, each one of us sees a different aspect of it. The investigation of process and use of materials used to make an object expands this sensory vision. In traditional times the natural world was the supplier of all materials, and string is one of the earliest technologies found. Looking at historical objects has led me on a path of  questions, who, what and where, are the custodians of this traditional knowledge from where I live today on the Sunshine Coast. As an artist of European descent, how do I honour and respect these traditions, whilst following my fascination for the old ways of making, using the plants from my local surroundings. This collection of fibre and process, is the beginning of a story that will take many years to unfold.

Included in the Exhibition will be:

An exhibition of objects from Discover Eumundi’s heritage collection that could be considered ‘lost arts’ and rarely handmade today… mixed with local contemporary artists current creations…
Exhibiting artisans include Kathleen Hunt, Anne Harris, Penny McIntyre, Monique Ellis and Russell Leonard.