Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Teavotion

It's the name of the very popular, and very cute, tea cosy exhibition at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre that celebrates the tea cosy as a domestic icon and raise funds in support of the Australian Red Cross, which opens this Friday and runs until 3 April.  Tea cosies will be donated for sale with all proceeds going to charity with local knitters, crafters or makers having been earlier invited to contribute to this show.  I also think the crafternoons on Sunday 6, 13 and 30 March will be a lot of fun if you knit, or aspire to.
Image: Eril Pickford, Florence 2015.
Machine spun greasy wool and patonyle sock wool via Darebin Arts
A special mention on Artist in Residence Phil Ferguson (also known as Chili Philly and featured last week on The Design Files) who makes crochet hats with an Instagram following of over 100,000 people.
Artist in Residence: Phil Ferguson image via Darebin Arts
Another favourite artist of mine Emily Green's Fragment exhibition also opens today at the Homestead and runs until 3 April.  Her cascading paper chain installation is inspired by the beautiful leadlight windows of Bundoora Homestead - a place that will take you back in time.  I had the Gallery Manager Ella Hinkley do a dramatic walk a la Gone with the Wind down the amazing staircase last time I popped in to visit her and Curator Claire Watson.
Image: Emily Green, Fragment (detail) 2015.
Watercolour on paper with thread, dimensions variable via Darebin Arts
While at LUMA - the La Trobe University Museum of Art in Bundoora, you'll find Claudia Terstappen's more sombre A Language of the Vanishing exhibition, which also officially opens tonight at 6pm and runs until 22 April.

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