Whilst Covid-19 has wreaked havoc on our lives in so many ways, one of the unexpected consequences of having us all confined has been the huge increase in the use of the internet to allow us to communicate and share our work. Previously classes, meetings, lectures were seldom available unless you physically attended. Now, if I want to listen to a lecture hosted by someone in say, Pennsylvania (as I did the other day) all I had to do was figure out the time difference. The lecture in question was given by the superb fibre artist Sue Hotchkis (https://www.suehotchkis.com/) to the Fibre Arts Guild of Pittsburgh and was excellent. Hearing Sue talk and seeing her exquisite work was just fantastic.
This week I am going to be part of an event called 'Conversations with the artists' about an exhibition that is currently waiting to go on show in Australia (it should already have started, but for obvious reasons that is now delayed). The exhibition in called 'Opposites Attract' and has been organised by Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA).
View a video of all the art quilts selected for this exhibition on Vimeo https://vimeo.com/405918936.
4 artists have been invited to talk about their work in this exhibition:
Maria Shell, Maggie Vanderweit, and Libby Williamson and myself
We will be talking about our artwork, inspiration, and process. We will be sharing our recent artwork, sharing a peek into our studios and will also be answering any questions asked during the talk.
This talk is part of the 'Textile Talks' series, this one presented by SAQA. As with all the other Textile Talks, it is free to everyone, all you need to do is register to receive the link to join. Here is the link
My piece in the exhibition is called 'Round Hole +Square Peg = Space to Grow' and is from my 'Fold:Unfold' series. See more on my website https://www.clairepassmore.com/fold--unfold.html
If you are free on September 2nd at 7pm Uk time please do join us for another great Textile Talk. Recording will be available after the event on the SAQA you tube channel:
Textile Talks features weekly presentations and panel discussions from the International Quilt Museum, the Modern Quilt Guild, Quilt Alliance, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, Studio Art Quilt Associates, and Surface Design Association. The programs are held online at 2 pm Eastern (11 am Pacific, 7pm UK and Portugal, 8pm Europe) each Wednesday and last approximately one hour. Preregistration is required and recordings are available.
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