Friday, May 29, 2009

Melville Art Awards

Kevin and I went to the opening this evening. I am most interested in the textiles of course.

This year there were 21 entries in this section, and I liked most of them. For once I agreed with the judges on the winner and runners up. The winning entry was a diptych in shades of grey and black, heavily stitched and overlaid. I had never heard of the artist before and have forgotten her name now, but it was a stunning piece.

The runners up were a nuno felted shawl in bush colours by Lindy Frayne and a lovely handstitched piece by my friend, Iris. The City of Melville bought Iris' piece so she was pretty happy about that too.

I am planning to go back for another look. Openings are not the best time to look closely at art.

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