21 April 2013

Exhibition has received fantastic feedback

The art textiles group I'm part of SAlt (South Australian living textiles) is finishing up its first exhibition in Melbourne today. The exhibition has been on in the Exhibition Building at the Carlton Gardens for the last 4 days.

We have had fantastic feedback from a whole range of people. It always hard for people to know what to expect in terms of the quality of an exhibition when they have been unable to view any of the work prior to the opening. All in all it has been a great 4 days and I can't thank the other 4 members of the group enough. Thanks Judi Bushby, Julie Haddrick, Suzanne Gummow and Francie Mewett.

Below are some photos of the exhibition as a whole. Closeup photos of some of the works will follow in the next post.

My artist statement

Here is a copy of my artist statement so that those of you who read my blog can get more of an insight into the type of work I produce.

Sarah Bell Smith is inspired by identity, relationships, personal experiences and her love of nature.

Sarah's work takes an artistic approach with the use of bold colours and graphic images. Each piece of work begins with extensive research, drawings and the creation of samples, which are all based on her own photographs. She works in this manner, as she wants people to feel a personal connection to her work.

Art and textiles are Sarah’s whole life; her practice as an artist is constantly evolving.

15 April 2013

SAlt exhibition- My work on display

As posted earlier, my work will be on display in the Exhibition Buildings in the Carlton Gardens Melbourne from the 18-21st April 2013. 

Below is copy of the artist statements from each of the SAlt group members and our logo.

My artwork on display in Melbourne this week

After two years of working on artworks and not being able to show any of the work (very frustrating) it is finally time for the exhibition to open. I blogged several times over the last 2 years about the group called SAlt that I am part of. South Australian living textiles (SAlt). There are 5 of us in the group, Judi Bushby, Julie Haddrick, Francie Mewett and Suzanne Gummow.

Our exhibition is entitled 'The fabric trail... journeys of five textile artists'. The works all revolve around the themes of journeys. It has been a very challenging 2 years and some of the individual themes on the topic 'jounreys' have been quite challenging.

From the 18th - 21st April you can find my work at the Royal Exhibition Building in the Carlton Gardens in Melbourne.

After Melbourne the work will continue to travel around Australia for approximately the next 18 months. I'll let you know when and where it will be at various times.

Hope you all get to view the works as they travel around Australia.

Below is a closeup photo of one of my works from the individual theme 'journey within'. Each topic was open for each artist to individually interpret.