Saturday, March 13, 2010

Melville Sculpture Walk 2010

Last night we went to the opening of this exhibition on the Canning River at Deepwater Point. We were early enough to be able to walk around all the sculptures before the official opening. There were several that reflected their setting but the one that appealed most to both Kevin and me was an installation of a large fish "Bottle Bream" and several sea creatures made from plastic drink bottles. The artist was Rachel Wyder.

I also particularly liked these other pieces - textile based of course.

This was a series of felted pods (42 of them according to the artist Tanya Peters) hanging in one of the trees on the foreshore.

Alexandra Rossi has included all sorts of textile bits - yarns, buttons, laces along with other found objects in a wooden box with a glass lid that is buried in the sand. The title is Archaeological Dig: Buttons and Laces. I loved it.

The opening was one of the best I have ever attended. Good wine and food and a place to sit. Well done, City of Melville and Hannah in particular.


Hannah Katarski said...

Thanks Joan!
Glad you had a great night!!

rachelwyder said...

Thank you for your feedback. It is always great to hear people enjoy my work. Thanks again.
Rachel Wyder
Have fun with your fibre fiddlings!!!!