Saturday, November 27, 2010

Tapestry story...

Looking Back Tapestry
Me: weaving away on a tapestry...


Just in case you didn't know, I studied tapestry as part of a Fine Art degree (undergraduate and Honours) at Monash University quite a few years ago.  I also completed by Masters by research majoring in tapestry there too!  Throughout all that time I had a wonderful mentor Kate Derum who sadly passed away a little while ago.  She was a funny, intelligent and graceful lady and really influenced me in pushing the boundaries of tapestry and ensuring that it is seen within a contemporary art context.  I try to do this by curating contemporary tapestry into exhibitions as well as my own artistic practice.

I was super pleased to see that there is a website that covers all of Kate's work and writing and is an excellent resource on her artistic practice.  It is also incredibly inspiring to read about her work, even if you're not a tapestry weaver!  I feel very honoured to be mentioned in the links part of her website as well!

So check it out, the works are amazing!  She sure was an amazing woman and an excellent teacher.

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