Natural Fabrics, Eco Dyed, Printed and Stitched into Narrative artwork and functional items.

Wild Flower / Women II


Kathleen McArthur: Wild/flower Women II Exhibition Opening: 2 May 5.30pm -8pm Location: Caloundra Regional Gallery, Omrah Road, Caloundra Thursday 3 May to Sunday 17 June 2018 This exhibition features work by pioneering Queensland artist and activist Kathleen McArthur, featuring collaborations with other ‘wild/flower’ women such as Judith Wright and their campaigns to protect the environment. To profile the living legacy of this work, contemporary Sunshine Coast artists Marvene Ash, Shannon Garson, Anne Harris and Ulrike Sturm pay homage with their own responses to our wildflowers and natural heritage. Curated by Sue Davies and Nina Shadforth.

Standing Here


Standing Here What: Public Art Installation Dates: 24th August to 3rd September 2017 Times: 9am to 5pm Daily Where: USC Sunshine Coast Piazza – 90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs HORIZON FESTIVAL Standing Here is a beautiful installation comprising of 100’s of naturally dyed squares of fabric. Bringing together the natural dyeing work from communities around the World. This sustainable installation is facilitated by Natural Plant Dyer Anne Harris and Indigo Dyer Jenai Hooke, celebrating trees and their connection to people and place. The story of the flags can be viewed online @thetreeplace #treeplace For more details see:  http://www.treeplace.com.au

Three Forces of the Soul – St Hildegard Collaboration


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


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


      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


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 - (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


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


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


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.