OFF GRID

14 September – 1 October 2016

Curated by Josephine Briginshaw + Adriane Hayward

Opening Night | Thursday 15 September, 6–8pm

 

Opening Night | Thursday 15 September, 6–8pm

Workshops

Tuesday 20 September 6pm | Troy Emery Art & Donuts
Some might say his artwork looks good enough to eat, but he’d prefer to eat donuts.
Join artist Troy Emery for a talk about his practice and why he loves donuts, whilst sampling delicious donuts kindly provided by Donut Shop.
 

Sunday 25 September 1-5pm | Dell’s Ice Dyeing Workshop
Join Dell Stewart for an ice-dyeing fabric workshop. Ice-dyeing fabric is a fascinating method using fibre reactive dyes and ice to create ephemeral multicoloured patterns. We will experiment with cotton and linen fabric and various folding techniques.
 

Sunday 18 September 1-5pm | Elisa’s Weaving Workshop
Join artist Elisa Jane Carmichael for a weaving workshop at Blindside Gallery. Elisa will share her weaving techniques using recycled objects to make baskets and other items. Elisa Jane Carmichael belongs to the Quandamooka people of Minjerribah, North Stradbroke Island in QLD.

Nicole Breedon, John Brooks, Eddy Carroll, Elisa Jane Carmichael, Emma Collard, Cherie Peele, Troy Emery, Melanie Irwin + Dell Stewart

Off Grid brings together works that push beyond the cloth grid – the warp and weft that defines the form of most textiles. Off Grid examines the fracturing of this grid conceptually as well as challenging notions of materiality and the making process.

In response to the tradition of textiles in art and craft these artists re-contextualise this grid through various multidisciplinary approaches. Some artists embrace the use of traditional and handmade techniques with alternative contemporary materials, whilst others incorporate new technologies to create immersive environments. Off Grid traverses works that consider textiles within space, using both sculpture and performance to free the cloth grid completely from the two-dimensional. Within Off Grid the act of making and the act of moving are both present.