Here I am up in sunny North Queensland. Sunny! hay it's been raining just about ever day since I have been here. It is the wettest September in 40 years.
Last Friday Carol took me to a gallery show at the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery in Townsville.
A little about the show and the group
TOTEMS - A SYMBOLIC REPRESENTATION OF A GROUP
FIBRES AND FABRICS ASSOCIATION INC.
17 September until 17 October
A lot has changed since 1975. This was the year the Fibres and Fabrics Assoc. Inc was formed after an advertisement was placed in the Townsville Bulletin by June Oliver calling a meeting to gauge the interest in fibre arts in Townsville. Having been rejected after entering an art exhibition with her craft skills, Oliver sought out like-minded people with similarly impressive skills. About 20 people attended this first meeting at the Townsville Arts Centre on March 19, and it was decided to form a fibre craft group.
This exhibition, titled Totems – a symbolic representation of a group showcases the variety of textile arts that are currently being practised in Australia. The theme for the exhibition was chosen to encourage members to look into their ideas, feelings and personal circumstances and reflect them in their work.
I was very impress with the work of the group (I am a member but did not exhibit).