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Parallel: Catharine Ellis and Kay Faulkner (Floor Talk)

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Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland

95-97 Bloomfield Street

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Parallel
Catharine Ellis and Kay Faulkner

Floor Talk and Morning Tea

10am Sunday 10 March 2019
RAG, Cleveland

Over 20 years ago ‘woven shibori’ was launched onto the world stage by Catharine Ellis of North Carolina, USA and Kay Faulkner of Birkdale, Australia. Their research occurred independently and simultaneously. At Convergence 1998, an international weaving conference in Atlanta USA, Ellis taught the first workshop on woven shibori and Faulkner had the first article published in Weavers magazine. When they met they discovered many parallels and since then Ellis and Faulkner continue a friendship forged by an ongoing fascination with the process and a willingness to share. In many ways their approaches are similar while, in others, they are
very different.

Woven shibori requires the combined skill of both the weaver and the dyer, historically a unique combination. Both artists made the decision to share their research and have taught the process to weavers around the world. Others have embraced what Ellis and Faulkner began and implemented it into their own work. The technique has had a significant effect on weaving internationally and the term ‘woven shibori’ has become part of the weaving vocabulary. Twenty years is a significant period of time to mark their discovery and Parallel includes work from their own independent practices over these two decades.

Exhibition continues to Sunday 14 April 2019.

For more information and bookings visit:
artgallery.redland.qld.gov.au/programs
or phone (07) 3829 8484

Image: Kay Faulkner, Give them voice (detail) 2018, hand woven shibori on woven story cloth, cotton and triacetate/acrylic, stitched, dyed with pomegranate (local), permanently pleated. Courtesy of the artist.

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