Timeless Textiles Gallery
90 Hunter Street
Newcastle East NSW
P: 0408 483 913
11 April – 6 May 2018
Opening 6-8pm Thursday, 12 April by Lyn Britton
Selected from works created by Schey over the last 25 years, the pieces in Forever Now showcase this acclaimed artist’s mastery of a diverse range of techniques, both within and beyond the Shibori genera.
Shibori is a Japanese word for wring or squeeze. It is used to describe techniques where a resist is used to leave a memory on cloth. Some of the exhibition pieces have won prizes and others have been exhibited overseas including in China, Hong Kong, Japan, USA, Paris and the UK.
“I was reared in the days when ‘waste not, want not’ and ‘make do and mend’ were popular mantras,” she says.
Schey’s handwoven lacy jackets were inspired by her extensive travels in Thailand. Purchasing a small loom, she wove 150 to 185 squares for each jacket as she travelled. The jackets have been widely exhibited (and collected) in Japan and Australia. The smaller of the jackets on show was selected for The Lace for Fashion Exhibition at the Power House Museum, Sydney.
Also represented in Forever Now is a paper kimono made for an exhibition at The Palm House Gallery in Sydney Botanic Garden. A triple-layered kimono has a layer made from lame, with metallic thread treated to form a geometric pattern. The next is eco-printed with Australian gum leaves and overdyed, and the top layer is silk organza, treated with Arashi Shibori technique to allow the lower layers to show through.
Webmaster note: We are delighted to see our member, Barbara, holding this solo exhibition showcasing some of her work from the last 25 years.